Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6)

Description: The UDI-6 is a symptom inventory specific to lower urinary tract dysfunction and genital prolapse [1]. 

Format: 6 items about urinary problems over the previous 3 months (frequent urination, urine leakage related to the feeling of urgency, urine leakage related to physical activity or coughing or sneezing, small amounts of urine leakage (drops), difficulty emptying your bladder, pain or discomfort in the lower abdominal or genital area) [1].  

Scoring: Each item is scored between 0 (no problem) to 3 (bothered greatly). All scores are summed and multiplied by 6, then multiplied by 25 for the scale score. Higher score indicate higher disability.

Administration and Burden: Self-administered. Approximately 5 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available. 

Language(s): English. Also available in other languages. 

QoL Concept: The UDI-6 is a symptom inventory, which corresponds to Boxes B (societal standards) & C (achievements) of Dijker's Model. 

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Contact the Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) to request permission for the UDI-6. Contact nbarrett@wakehealth.edu for more information.

References:

  1. Uebersax JS, Wyman JF, Shumaker SA, McClish DK, Fantl JA, Continence Program for Women Research Group. Short Forms to Assess Life Quality and Symptom Distress for Urinary Incontinence in Women: The Incontinence Impact Questionnaire and the Urogenital Distress Inventory. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1995;14: 131-39.

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