International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Female Sexual Matters Associated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Module                  (ICIQ-FLUTSsex)

Summary:
The ICIQ-FLUTSsex is a questionnaire for detailed evaluation of female sexual matters associated with their lower urinary tract symptoms and impact on quality of life (QoL) in research and clinical practice across the world. The ICIQ-FLUTSsex is derived from the fully validated BFLUTS questionnaire and provides a robust measure to assess the impact of sexual matters on outcome.

Number of items: 4

Question items:

  • Pain/discomfort because of dry vagina
  • Impact of urinary symptoms
  • Pain with sexual intercourse
  • Urine leakage with sexual intercourse

Associated publications:
Jackson , S., Donovan, J., Brookes, S., Eckford, S., Swithinbank, L., & Abrams, P. The Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms questionnaire: development and psychometric testing. BJU . 1996; 77:805-812

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 conjunction:

Completion time:
A few minutes

Scoring:
0-16 overall score with greater values indicating increased symptom severity
Bother scales are not incorporated in the overall score but indicate impact of individual symptoms for the patient

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