Int Urogynecol J (2017) 28:1319–1328 DOI 10.1007/s00192-016-3261-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Validation of an instrument to assess barriers to care-seeking for accidental bowel leakage in women: the BCABL questionnaire 1 2 1 1 Heidi Wendell Brown & Meg E. Wise & Danielle Westenberg & Nicholas B. Schmuhl & 3 4 5 Kelly Lewis Brezoczky & Rebecca G. Rogers & Melissa L. Constantine Received: 27 October 2016 /Accepted: 30 December 2016 /Published online: 24 February 2017 The International Urogynecological Association 2017 Abstract alpha evaluated internal consistency. Within and across factor Introduction and hypothesis Fewer than 30% of women with item means generated a summary BCABL score used to accidental bowel leakage (ABL) seek care, despite the exis- evaluate scale validity with six external criterion measures. tence of effective, minimally invasive therapies. We devel- Results Among 1,677 click-throughs, 736 (44%) entered the oped and validated a condition-specific instrument to assess survey; 95% of eligible female respondents (427 out of 458) barriers to care-seeking for ABL in women. provided complete data. Fifty-three percent of respondents had Methods Adult women with ABL completed an electronic sur- previously sought care for their ABL; median age was 62 years vey about condition severity, patient activation, previous care-
International Urogynecology Journal – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 24, 2017
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