Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Filipino Version of Farhat's Dysfunctional Voiding Symptom Score (DVSS) Questionnaire

Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Filipino Version of Farhat's Dysfunctional Voiding Symptom Score (DVSS) Questionnaire
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Title:Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Filipino Version of Farhat's Dysfunctional Voiding Symptom Score (DVSS) Questionnaire
Author/Abstract:

Avelyn N. Lim, MD; David T. Bolong, MD, FPUA and Roderick P. Arcinas, MD, FPUA
Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Santo Tomas Hospital

Objective: To evaluate the reliability and validity of Filipino version of Farhat's Dysfunctional
Voiding Symptom Score (DVSS) questionnaire

Materials & Methods: Farhat's DVSS was forward translated to Filipino and back translated to English.
The translated questionnaire underwent a pre-test test to 43 patients and evaluated. Then a re-test was
done to 60 patients divided into two groups, Group 1 consisted of children with voiding dysfunction
and Group 2 consisted of children without voiding dysfunction.

Result: None of the participants in the pre-test answered "I did not understand". The pre-test results
had undergone Cronbach alpha with 0.812 and the re-test results' Cronbach alpha was 0.747. A high
degree of stability was found with intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) of 0.747 (p<0.001; 95%
CI: 0.639-0.832).

Conclusion: The cross-cultural adaptation process of the DVSS questionnaire to be used on Filipino
children was successfully completed. The Filipino version of DVSS is acceptable as an accurate
diagnostic tool with cross-cultural variety.

Key words: dysfunctional voiding sytom score (DVSS)

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