International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Modules (ICIQ-FLUTS)

Summary

The ICIQ-FLUTS is a questionnaire for evaluating female lower urinary tract symptoms and impact on quality of life (QoL) in research and clinical practice across the world. The ICIQ-FLUTS is derived from the fully validated BFLUTS-SF questionnaire.

Number of items: 12

Question items:

  • Nocturia
  • Urgency
  • Bladder pain
  • Frequency
  • Hesitancy
  • Straining
  • Intermittency
  • Urge urinary incontinence
  • Frequency of urinary incontinence
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Unexplained urinary incontinence
  • Nocturnal enuresis

Associated publications:
Brookes, S., Donovan, J., Wright, M., Jackson, S., Abrams, P. A scored form of the Bristol Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms questionnaire: data from a randomized controlled trial of surgery for women with stress incontinence. Am.J.Obstet.Gynecol. 2004; 191(1): 73-82

Level of validation according to ICI grades of recommendation:
Grade A
Validity, reliability and responsiveness established with rigour in several data sets

Suggested modules to use in conjuction:

Completion time:
4-5 minutes

Scoring:
0-15 filling symptoms subscale
0-12 voiding symptoms subscale
0-20 incontinence symptoms subscale
Bother scales are not incorporated in the overall score but indicate impact of individual symptoms for the patient

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