Short forms to assess life quality and symptom distress for urinary incontinence in women: The incontinence impact questionnaire and the urogenital distress inventory

John S. Uebersax, Jean F. Wyman, Sally A. Shumaker, Donna K. McClish, J. Andrew Fantl

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Abstract

This article describes short form versions of the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ) and the Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI). These instruments assess life impact and symptom distress, respectively, of urinary incontinence and related conditions for women. All subsets regression analysis was used to find item subsets that best approximated scores of the long form versions. The approach succeeded in reducing the 30‐item IIQ and the 19‐item UDI to 7‐ and 6 item short forms, respectively. The short form versions may be more useful than the long form versions in many clinical and research applications. © 1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • health assessment
  • health status
  • psychometrics
  • quality of life
  • urinary incontinence

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