International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Nocturia Quality of Life Module (ICIQ-Nqol)

The ICIQ-Nqol is a patient-completed questionnaire evaluating quality of life (QoL) in patients with nocturia for use in research and clinical practice across the world. The ICIQ-Nqol is the N-QoL adapted for use within the ICIQ structure and provides a detailed and robust measure to assess the impact of nocturia on quality of life with particular reference to the effects on patient’ lives of Nocturia and can be used as an outcome measure to assess impact of different treatment modalities. It is an ideal research tool as it explores in detail the impact on patients’ lives of nocturia.

Number of items:13

Question items:

  • Concentration
  • Low 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

Level of validation according to ICI grades of recommendation:
Not reviewed as not covered by ICI remit

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

Suggested modules to use in conjunction:

Completion time:
4-5 minutes


The score may be calculated by summing all items, giving a score from 0-58. A greater score indicates a higher impact on Qol.

Available languages:
• Chinese (Hong Kong) • German • Spanish • UK English • US English

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