Validity and reliability of a Lithuanian version of low anterior resection syndrome score

Abstract Background Up to 90 % of patients undergoing low anterior resection complain of increased daily bowel movements, urgency, and a variable degree of incontinence. A symptom-based scoring system for bowel dysfunction after low anterior resection for rectal cancer has recently been developed and validated. The aim of our study was to adapt the low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) scale questionnaire to the Lithuanian language, and assess its psychometric properties. Methods The LARS questionnaire was translated into Lithuanian by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medical Outcomes Trust using a standard procedure of double-back translation. The Lithuanian version of the LARS (LARS-LT) questionnaire was completed by 111 patients who underwent low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision in the period from January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2012, at the National Cancer Institute. An anchor question from the Wexner score assessing the impact of bowel function on lifestyle was included. A subgroup of 20 patients completed the LARS-LT questionnaire twice. Validity was tested using a factor analysis, and internal reliability was estimated using the Cronbach’s alpha and intraclass correlation coefficients. Results Twenty-seven patients (25 %) had no LARS, 26 (24 %) had minor LARS, and 55 (56 %) had major LARS. The response rate w...
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Fecal Incontinence;   Low Anterior Resection Syndrome;   Malignant Anal Neoplasm;   Malignant Bladder Neoplasm;   Malignant Cervical Neoplasm;   Malignant Ovarian Neoplasm;   Malignant Pelvic Neoplasm;   Malignant Prostate Neoplasm;   Malignant Uterine Neoplasm;   Mali gnant Vaginal Neoplasm;   Malignant Vulvar Neoplasm;   Rectal Adenocarcinoma;   Stage III Rectal Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage IIIA ...
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Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Contributions: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
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Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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