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SCI-QOL Bladder Complications
SCI-QOL Bladder Complications
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PDF copies of all SCI-QOL item banks and short forms are freely available to the public by contacting SCI-QOL@udel.edu.
Supplemental: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
|Short Description of Instrument||
The SCI-QOL Bladder Complications scale is a brief, fixed-length 5-item outcomes instrument designed to assess the impact of urinary tract infections (UTIs) on daily life activities for individuals with a UTI. (Tate et al, 2020;Tulsky et al., 2005a)
Scoring of the scale (Table 9) (Tulsky et al., 2015a) is based on applying the IRT parameters to the calibration sample data and converting raw scores to standard scores on a T-metric. Note that participants must complete all 5 component items to receive a score.
|Scoring and Psychometric Properties||
Tulsky and colleagues (2015a) based the scoring of the SCI-QOL Bladder Complications scale by applying the IRT parameters to calibration sample data and the converted raw scores to standard scores on a T-metric.
To receive a score participants must complete all 5 component items of the scale (Tulsky et al., 2015a).
Items 1 and 2 of the measure response set:
1 = Not at all
2 = A little bit
3 = Somewhat
4 = Quite a bit
5 = Very much
Items 3, 4, and 5 of the measure response set:
1 = Never
2 = Rarely
3 = Sometimes
4 = Often
5 = Always
Reliability: Moderate test-retest (ICC = 0.69) (Tate et al., 2020;Tulsky et al., 2015a) Documented reliability. (Best et al., 2017)
Validity: Good Internal consistency (0.72) (Best et al., 2017;Tate et al., 2020);Tulsky et al., 2015a) Good fit and no DIF in IRT-analysis
Content Validity: Items were derived from focus groups and interviews with individuals with traumatic SCI and clinicians who specialize in SCI care. (Tulsky et al., 2011)
Concurrent Validity: Not yet reported (Tate et al., 2020)
Responsiveness: Not yet reported (Tate et al., 2020)
Clinical Utility: Reference scores available. (Tate et al., 2020;Tulsky et al., 2015a)
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. 2015a;38:288-302.
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Myers JB, Lenherr SM, Stoffel JT, Elliott SP, Presson AP, Zhang C, et al. Patient reported bladder related symptoms and quality of life after spinal cord injury with different bladder management strategies. J Urol 2019;202(3):574-584.
Patel DP, Lenherr SM, Stoffel JT, Elliott SP, Welk B, Presson AP, Jha A, Rosenbluth J, Myers JB; Neurogenic Bladder Research Group. Study protocol: patient reported outcomes for bladder management strategies in spinal cord injury. BMC Urol. 2017;17(1):95.
Tate DG, Wheeler T, Lane GI, Forchheimer M, Anderson KD, Biering-Sorensen F, Cameron AP, Santacruz BG, Jakeman LB, Kennelly MJ, Kirshblum S, Krassioukov A, Krogh K, Mulcahey MJ, Noonan VK, Rodriguez GM, Spungen AM, Tulsky D, Post MW. Recommendations for evaluation of neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury and/or disease. J Spinal Cord Med. 2020;43(2):141-164.
Tulsky DS, Kisala PA, Victorson D, Tate DG, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Kirshblum SC, Fyffe D, Gershon R, Spungen AM, Bombardier CH, Dyson-Hudson TA, Amtmann D, Kalpakjian CZ, Choi SW, Jette AM, Forchheimer M, Cella D. Overview of the Spinal Cord Injury--Quality of Life (SCI-QOL) measurement system. J Spinal Cord Med. 2015b;38(3):257-269.
Document last updated November 2021