International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Vaginal Symptoms Module (ICIQ-VS)

The ICIQ-VS is a questionnaire for evaluating vaginal symptoms, associated sexual matters and impact on quality of life (QoL) in research and clinical practice across the world.

Number of items: 14

Question items:

  • Dragging abdominal pain
  • Vaginal soreness
  • Reduced sensation around vagina
  • Vagina too loose/lax
  • Lump comping down in vagina
  • Lump comping out of vagina
  • Dry vagina
  • Digitation from bowel opening
  • Tight vagina
  • Current sex life
  • Worries about vagina affect sex life
  • Relationship
  • Sex life spoilt
  • Overall impact on everyday life

Associated publications:
Price, N., Jackson, S.R., Avery, K., Brookes, S.T., Abrams, P., 2006. Development and psychometric evaluation of the ICIQ Vaginal Symptoms Questionnaire: the ICIQ-VS. BJOG Int. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 113, 700–712.

Level of validation according to ICI grades of recommendation:
Questionnaire finalised following the Third International Consultation on Incontinence, will be reviewed at the next consultation

Suggested modules to use in conjunction:

Completion time:

0-53 vaginal symptoms subscale
0-58 sexual matters subscale
0-10 overall impact on quality of life subscale
Bother scales are not incorporated in the overall score but indicate impact of individual symptoms for the patient

Available languages:
Brazilian Portuguese • Chinese (simplified) • German • Greek • Marathi • Persian • Portuguese • Sinhala • Spanish • Tamil • Thai • UK English

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