ICIQ-Nqol Module Page

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Module Title

ICIQ- Nqol

Full Name of Module

ICIQ- Nocturia Quality of Life

Purpose of module The ICIQ-Nqol is a patient-completed questionnaire for evaluating quality of life (QoL) in patients with nocturia, for use in research and clinical practice. The ICIQ-Nqol provides a detailed and robust measure to assess the impact of nocturia on quality of life with particular reference to the effects of being woken at night . It is an ideal research tool as it explores in detail the impact on patients’ lives of nocturia and can be used as an outcome measure to assess impact of different treatment modalities.
Derivation of module N-QoL
Intended Population Adult males and females
Number of items 13
Question items

Concentration
Low in energy
Sleep during the day
Productiveness
Physical activities
Fluid restriction
Inadequate sleep at night

 

Disturbance of others
Preoccupation with waking at night
Worry over condition worsening
Worried over treatment options
Overall bother
Overall impact on everyday life

 

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Associated publications Abraham, L., Hareendran, A., Mils, I. , Martin, M., Abrams P., Drake, M., MacDonagh, R., Noble, J. Development and validation of a quality-of-life measure for men with nocturia. Urology. 2004; 63(3): 481-486
Level of validation according to ICI grades of recommendation

Not reviewed as not covered by ICI remit.

Scoring system

0-52 overall score with greater values indicating increased impact on quality of life

Bother scale not incorporated into overall score but indicate impact of symptoms overall for the patient
Suggested modules to use in conjuction

ICIQ-N – Condition-specific symptom and bother module
ICIQ-UI Short Form – Brief urinary incontinence assessment

Completion time 4-5 minutes

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