Table 1

Definition of the dichotomous transformation of the tender point examination scale severity scores

Dichotomous variable defined as


Scale

Possible Range

0 if value in range

1 if value in range


MTPS Control

0–30

0–3

4–30

MTPS Tender points

0–180

0–18

19–180

EPTPS

0–100

0–10

11–100

IPTPS

0–50

0–5

6–50

Total Prostate Score

0–20

0–2

3–20


MTPS = myofascial tender point score, EPTPS = external pelvic tender point score, IPTPS = internal pelvic tender point score, Total Prostate Score = sum of scores of left and right prostate.

Berger et al. BMC Urology 2007 7:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-7-17

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