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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun;198(6):664.e1-3; discussion 664.e3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.02.014.

Clinically useful measures in women with mixed urinary incontinence.

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  • 1Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA. llowenstein@lumc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purposes of this study were to assess: 1) clinically relevant relationships between urinary diary and quality of life, and 2) reproducibility of validated questionnaires and urinary diaries in women with mixed urinary incontinence symptoms (MUI).

STUDY DESIGN:

Forty-seven women with MUI completed 7-day diaries, the Urinary Distress Inventory (UDI-6), Incontinence Impact Questionnaire, and Medical, Epidemiological, and Social Aspects of Aging questionnaire 2 weeks apart.

RESULTS:

The number of urge incontinence episodes predicted incontinence severity on UDI-6 (R(2) = .38, P < .03). Except for the number of stress incontinence episodes, diary variables and questionnaire responses were reproducible (range from Spearman's rho = .7 to rho = .96, P < .001).

CONCLUSION:

The 6 questions of the UDI-6 adequately represent incontinence severity. With the exception of the number of stress incontinence episodes recorded on the 7-day diary, common incontinence measures are reproducible over 2 weeks.

PMID:
18538148
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