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Table 2 QoL outcomes - ‘Tube symptoms’ questionnaire

From: Ureteric stent versus percutaneous nephrostomy for acute ureteral obstruction - clinical outcome and quality of life: a bi-center prospective study

  At discharge after urgent drainage Upon arrival for definitive stone treatment
DJS PCN p value DJS PCN p value
Q1 Pain 45.5% 1.73 ± 0.94 48.3% 1.83 ± 1 1 0.755 76.7% 2.13 ± 0.9 50% 1.73 ± 0.88 0.076 0.082
Q2 Need of analgesia 40.1% 1.55 ± 0.74 62.1% 1.86 ± 0.79 0.164 0.138 50% 1.8 ± 1 40.1% 1.59 ± 0.85 0.581 0.461
Q3 Urinary discomfort 80.1% 2.71 ± 1.1 31% 1.59 ± 0.98 0.0006 < 0.001 80.6% 2.55 ± 1.06 45.5% 1.91 ± 1.15 0.017 0.034
Q4 Hematuria 54.5% 2 ± 1.15 37.9% 1.62 ± 0.9 0.268 0.216 48.4% 1.87 ± 1.02 27.3% 1.45 ± 0.91 0.159 0.104
Q5 Mobility 42.9% 1.71 ± 0.96 86.2% 2.66 ± 1.04 0.0019 0.002 32.3% 1.55 ± 0.89 45.5% 1.82 ± 1.05 0.395 0.317
Q6 Personal hygiene 33.3% 1.43 ± 0.68 60.7% 2.18 ± 1.09 0.084 0.014 25.8% 1.35 ± 0.66 40.1% 1.77 ± 1.07 0.371 0.155
  1. Data presented as percentage of symptomatic patients (reporting any symptoms) and frequency score as reported using a 4 points scale
  2. In bold - statistically significant result
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