ICIQ-OABqol Module

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Module Title

ICIQ-OABqol

Full Name of Module

ICIQ- Overactive Bladder Symptoms Quality of Life

Purpose of module The ICIQ-OABqol is a robust, patient-completed questionnaire for evaluating quality of life (QoL) in patients with overactive bladder, for use in research and clinical practice. It is an ideal research tool as it explores in detail the impact on patients’ lives of overactive bladder and can be used as an outcome measure to assess impact of different treatment modalities.
Derivation of module OAB-q
Intended Population Adult males and females
Number of items 26
Question items

Journey planning
Tired
Toilet access
Distress
Frustration
Feel something wrong with self
Inadequate sleep
Physical activities
Not rested on waking
Frustration for family/friends
Anxiety/worry
Restriction to home
Adjusting travel to toilet location

Avoid activities away from toilets
Frustration over time spent in toilet
Awakened during sleep
Odour/hygiene
Uncomfortable travelling with others
Relationships
Social activities
Embarrassment
Problems with partner/spouse
Plan activities
Toilet location
Overall impact on everyday life

Lanuage versions available

Brazilian-Portuguese
Canadian-English
Chinese (Cantonese for Hong Kong)
Chinese (Mandarin for China and Singapore)
Chinese (Taiwan)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French for Belgium
French Canadian
French
French for Switzerland
German
German for Switzerland
Hungarian

Italian
Italian for Switzerland
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Slovak
Slovenian
South African–English
Spanish for Mexico
Spanish
Spanish for US
Swedish
Turkish
UK-English
US-English

Associated publications Coyne, K., Revicki, D., Hunt, T., Corey, R., Stewart, W., Bentkover, J., Kurth, H., Abrams, P. Psychometric validation of an overactive bladder symptom and health-related quality of life questionnaire: the OAB-q. Qual.Life.Res. 2002; 11(6); 563-574
Level of validation according to ICI grades of recommendation

Grade A
Validity, reliability and responsiveness established with rigour in several data sets

Scoring system

25-160 overall score with greater values indicating increased impact on quality of life

Suggested modules to use in conjuction

ICIQ-OAB - Condition-specific symptom module
ICIQ-MLUTSsex ; ICIQ-FLUTSsex - Gender-specific sexual matters modules

Completion time 10-15 minutes
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