International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Overactive Bladder Module (ICIQ-OAB)

The ICIQ-OAB is a questionnaire for evaluating overactive bladder and related impact on quality of life (QoL) and outcome of treatment in men and women in research and clinical practice across the world. The ICIQ-OAB is derived from the fully validated ICSmale and BFLUTS questionnaires and provides a measure to assess the impact of urinary frequency, urgency, urge incontinence and nocturia symptoms.

Number of items: 4

Question items:

  • Frequency
  • Nocturia
  • Urgency
  • Urge urinary incontinence

Associated publications:
Donovan J, Abrams P, Peters T, Kay H, Reynard J, Chapple C, de la Rosette J, Kondo A. The ICS-‘BPH’ study: the psychometric validity and reliability of the ICSmale questionnaire. BJU. 1996; 77:554-562

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:

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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