Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire - Short Form (ICIQ-SF)

Description: ICIQ-SF reflects the impact of urinary incontinence on quality of life (QoL) [1]. 

Format: 4 items in total: frequency of urinary incontinence, amount of leakage, overall impact of urinary incontinence & self-diagnostic.

Scoring: 3 items (frequency of urinary incontinence, amount of leakage, overall impact of urinary incontinence) are summed to provide a score between 0 & 21. Higher scores reflect increased urinary incontinence and poorer QoL.

Administration and Burden: Approximately 5 minutes.  

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Australian-English, Brazilian-Portuguese, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, New Zealand-English, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, South African-English, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, UK-English, US-English. 

QoL Construct: The ICIQ-SF is a measure of the impact of urinary incontinence on QoL, which corresponds to boxes B (societal standards) and C (achievements) of Dijker's model. 

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Request the questionnaire on the website (www.iciq.net).

References:

  1. Böthing R, Hirschfeld S, Thietje R. Quality of life and urological morbidity in tetraplegics with artificial ventilation managed with suprapubic or intermittent catheterization. Spinal Cord. 2012;50:247–51.

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