The LURN Comprehensive Assessment of Self-Reported Urinary Symptoms (LURN CASUS) was developed as a comprehensive questionnaire for both men and women. The instrument was developed as a phenotyping tool to provide granular and precise information on lower urinary tract symptom experience, as well as a resource from which clinical tools and outcome measures could be developed. The items assess a wide range of symptoms including storage, voiding, post-micturition, urgency, incontinence, and abnormal bladder sensations.
Using items from the LURN CASUS, the LURN Symptom Index-29 (LURN SI-29) and the LURN Symptom Index-10 (LURN SI-10) were developed as patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures to assess urinary symptoms in adult men and women. The LURN SI-29 and LURN SI-10 are intended for use among individuals with urinary symptoms in general, including overactive bladder, pelvic floor disorders, stress urinary incontinence, urgency incontinence, mixed incontinence, nocturia, hesitancy, and post-void dribbling. The LURN SI-29 and LURN SI-10 assess urgency, incontinence, voiding difficulty, nocturia, pain, frequency and post-micturition symptoms over the past 7 days.
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Cella D, Smith AR, Griffith JW, Flynn KE, Bradley CS, Gillespie BW, Kirkali Z, Talaty P, Jelovsek JE, Helfand BT, Weinfurt KP, and the LURN Study Group. A new outcome measure for LUTS: Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network Symptom Index‐29 (LURN SI‐29) questionnaire. Neurol Urodyn. 2019; 38(6): 1751-9. PMID: 31225927. PMCID: 6660359.
Cella D, Smith AR, Griffith JW, Kirkali Z, Flynn KE, Bradley CS, Jelovsek JE, Gillespie BW, Helfand BT, Talaty P, Weinfurt KP, and the LURN Study Group. A New Brief Clinical Assessment of Lower Urinary Symptoms for Women and Men: LURN SI-10. J Urol 2020 Jan; 203(1):164-170. PMID: 31364922. PMCID: 6904437.