International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Quality of Life Module (ICIQ-LUTSqol)

Summary

The ICIQ-LUTSqol is a psychometrically robust patient-completed questionnaire evaluating quality of life (QoL) in urinary incontinent patients for use in research and clinical practice across the world. The ICIQ-LUTSqol is the King’s Health Questionnaire (KHQ) adapted for use within the ICIQ structure and provides a measure to assess the impact of urinary incontinence on quality of life with particular reference to social effects. It is an ideal research tool as it explores in detail the impact on patients’ lives of urinary incontinence and can be used as an outcome measure to assess impact of different treatment modalities.

Number of items: 20

Question items:

  • Household tasks
  • Job
  • Physical activities
  • Travel
  • Social life
  • Friends
  • Relationships
  • Sex life
  • Family
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/nervousness
  • Bad feeling about self
  • Sleep/rest
  • Tired
  • Pad use
  • Fluid restriction
  • Clothing issues
  • Smell
  • Embarrassment
  • Overall impact on everyday life

Associated publications:
Kelleher,C., Cardozo, L., Khullar,V., Salvatore, S. A new questionnaire to assess the quality of life of urinary incontinent women. BJOG. 1997; 104:1374-1379

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:
10-15 minutes

Scoring:
19-76 overall score with greater values indicating increased impact on quality of life
Bother scales are not incorporated in the overall score but indicate impact of individual symptoms for the patient

Available languages:
Australian • English • Belgian • Dutch • Belgian • French Canadian • English Canadian • French • Chinese • Czech • Dutch • French • German • Hungarian • Italian • Malay • Norwegian • Polish • Portuguese • Spanish • Swedish • UK English • US English • US Spanish

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