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MCMDM-1 mvW condensé


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Condensed Molecular and Clinical Markers for the Diagnosis and Management of Type 1 (MCMDM-1) VWD Bleeding Questionnaire


Bowman M, Mundell G, Grabell J, Hopman WH, Rapson D, Lillicrap D, James PD

Questionnaire and scoring key

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Contact person:
PD James: [email protected]

Date of this review: August 19, 2013
Updated: April, 2014[/vc_column_text][/mpc_tab][mpc_tab title=”Utility” tab_id=”1468785295-2-99b60e-72e13c95-2e8abe41-8e4f”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475086147257{padding-left: 20px !important;}” el_class=”arrow”]Overall utility:

  • Very useful in the clinical setting to distinguish between various bleeding disorders, severity of specific bleeding disorders, and ruling out a bleeding disorder, particularly VWD
  • Quick and easy to use

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  1. Time to complete: 5–10 minutes
  2. Equipment/space required: None
  3. Training required: Expert-administered; no training specific to the administration of the scoring tool is required
  4. Cost: None
  5. Scoring/scaling/interpretation of results:
  • Scale: 3 categories are scored –1 to 4 (dental extraction, post-op, and post-partum), 7 are scored 0 to 4, GI is scored 0 to 3 and bruising is scored 0 to 2 (details as for MCMDM-1 VWD Bleeding Questionnaire score)
  • Possible range of total score: –3 to 45
  • Differentiating features as for MCMDM-1 VWD Bleeding Questionnaire score
  • Abnormal bleeding score (BS): >4

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1.  Construct validity:

Convergent validity

  • Higher bleeding score (BS) being inversely correlated to VWF:Ag, FVIII:C and VWF:RCo levels, bleeding time.1,2,3 
  • Comparing the Condensed MCMDM-1 VWD Questionnaire to the full MCMDM-1VWD Questionnaire showed a Spearman’s rho of 0.97 and an r2 of 96.4.1

Divergent validity

  • In those with a negative BS (i.e. <4): when challenged with a surgical procedure, none had significant bleeding.1

Group differences

  • With increased BS being associated with type 3 > type 2 > type 1 VWD.
  • BS discriminated between cases with VWD, undefined bleeding disorders, or mild platelet dysfunction and controls.
  • With increased BS being associated with type 3 as compared to type 1 VWD, obligate carriers, and unaffected family members.2

2.  Criterion validity:

  • The BS was significantly different between those with laboratory confirmed VWD and those who bled without having VWD and those without bleeding.1

3.  Reliability:

  • In the original study, 24 subjects (of the total 259) were administered the questionnaire by two different observers three months apart with an inter-observer Spearman’s rho of 0.72 and an intra-class correlation (ICC) of 0.805 (reasonable inter-observer reliability).1

4.  Responsiveness/sensitivity:

  • Responsiveness was excellent with an ROC-AUC of 0.96 for distinguishing affected and unaffected individuals based on having a positive BS (defined as ≥4).1
  • For type 1 VWD, the sensitivity was 100%, specificity was 87%, positive predictive value (PPV) was 0.20, and negative predictive value (NPV) was 1.
  • For the diagnosis of a mild bleeding disorder, the PPV was 0.71–0.78 and the NPV was 99%. The ROC-AUC was 0.63. Inclusion of positive BS with elevated aPTT (ratio >1.2) improved the ROC-AUC to 0.74 (which is considered adequate).
  • In women with menorrhagia, using a BS cut-off of 3.5, the sensitivity was 85%, specificity was 90%, PPV was 0.88, and NPV was 0.89 with an ROC-AUC of 0.91.3

Languages studied: English

Groups tested with this measure:

  • Community controls1,4
  • Type 1, 2A, 2B, 2M, 3 VWD1,2,4
  • Subjects being evaluated to rule out VWD1
  • Undefined bleeding disorders4,5
  • Mild platelet dysfunction disorders
  • Mild hemophilia
  • Factor XI deficiency
  • Women with menorrhagia3

Age: Children and adults

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  1. Bowman M et al. Generation and validation of the condensed MCMDM-1VWD bleeding questionnaire for von Willebrand disease. J Thromb Haemost 2008; 6: 2062-2066.
  2. Bowman M et al. The genetics of Canadian type 3 von Willebrand disease: further evidence for co-dominant inheritance of mutant alleles. J Thromb Haemost 2013; 11: 512-520.
  3. Azzam HAG et al. The condensed MCMDM-1 VWD bleeding questionnaire as a predictor of bleeding disorders in women with unexplained menorrhagia. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2012; 23: 311-315.
  4. Jackson SC et al. Suspected collagen disorders in the bleeding disorder clinic: A case–control study.Haemophilia 2013; 19: 246-250.
  5. Tosetto A et al. Prospective evaluation of the clinical utility of quantitative bleeding severity assessment in patients referred for hemostatic evaluation. J Thromb Haemost 2011; 9: 1143-1148.
  6. Rydz N, James P The evolution and value of bleeding assessment tools. J Thromb Haemost 2012; 10: 2223-2229.




Molecular and Clinical Markers for the Diagnosis and Management of Type 1 (MCMDM-1) VWD Bleeding Questionnaire Authors/developers: Tosetto A, Rodeghiero

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