Bladder Complications Scale
Description: The Bladder Complications Scale is a measure of the impact bladder management difficulties on QoL.
Format: 5 items about various bladder complications.
Scoring: The complications experienced ‘lately’ are given a score between 1 (never/not at all) & 5 (always/very much). Items are summed then converted to a standardized T-metric score with a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10. Higher scores indicate more complications.
Administration and Burden: Short form . Approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
Psychometrics for SCI: α=0.72 for internal consistency, correlations (item/total) range from 0.38 to 0.60, Pearson’s r is 0.70 (Ρ < 0.01) for test-retest reliability, intra-class correlation coefficient (2.1) is 0.69 (95% CI=0.61 to 0.76), the fit to a unidimensional model is considered excellent (CFI=0.955; RMSEA=0.050), the reliability is less than a classical 0.90 (determined with measurement precision in the theta range) .
QoL Concept: The Bladder Complications Scale is a measure of the impact bladder management difficulties on QoL, which corresponds to Box E (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.
Permissions/Where to Obtain: Assessment CenterSM platform (www.assess mentcenter.net)
**CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE RIGHT TO READ HOW THE BLADDER COMPLICATIONS SCALE HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION**
- Tulsky DS, Kisala PA, Tate DG, Spungen AM, Kirshblum SC. Development and psychometric characteristics of the SCI-QOL Bladder Management Difficulties and Bowel Management Difficulties item banks and short forms and the SCI-QOL Bladder Complications scale. J Spinal Cord Med. 2015;38(3):288-302.