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International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire-Overactive Bladder (ICIQ-OAB)

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Supplemental: Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Overactive Bladder Questionnaire (ICIQ-OAB) is a brief module that screens and assesses impact of symptoms of OAB on Quality of Life and outcomes of treatment.
As this questionnaire is short, it may be a useful adjunct to the IPSS because the ICIQ-OAB includes a question on urinary incontinence.
Note: An alternate, more comprehensive assessment tool for lower urinary tract symptoms would be ICIQ-MLUTS (males) and its companion ICIQ-FLUTS (females). Also, an ICIQ-Neuro scale is under development.
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
Scoring: The ICIQ-OAB is scored from 0-16 overall score with greater values indicating increased symptom severity. "Bother" scales (rated 0-10) are not incorporated in the overall score but indicate impact of individual symptoms for the subject.
Strengths: Ease of administering and validated in idiopathic OAB
Weaknesses: Has not been validated in PD. Does not cover voiding dysfunction (urinary hesitancy, etc.) and therefore this aspect of lower urinary tract symptoms missed out. Has not been used in any PD studies.
Key References:
Donovan J, Abrams P, Peters T, Kay H, Reynard J, Chapple C, de la Rosette J, Kondo A. The ICS-'BPH' study: the psychometric validity and reliability of the ICSmale questionnaire. Br J Urol. 1996 Apr;77(4):554-62.
Jackson S, Donovan J, Brookes S, Eckford S, Swithinbank L, Abrams P. The Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms questionnaire: development and psychometric testing. Br J Urol. 1996 Jun;77(6):805-12.
Additional Reference:
Coyne KS, Lai J-S, Zyczynski T, Kopp Z, Avery K, Abrams P. An Overactive Bladder Symptom and Quality-of-Life Short Form: Development of the Overactive Bladder Questionnaire Short Form (OAB-q SF), Presented at 34th Joint Meeting of the International Continence Society and the International UroGynecological Association August 23-27, 2004, Paris, France.
Document last updated August 2022