Validated instruments in the evaluation and treatment outcomes of stress urinary incontinence in women

Gjanjé L. Smith, Kathleen C. Kobashi

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Urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent condition. Although there are commonly used tools for the evaluation of urinary incontinence and measurement of treatment outcomes, there is no universally accepted standard. However, there are several validated instruments currently available and in use for assessment of patient-reported outcomes. Such an emphasis on patient-reported outcomes is key because there can be discrepancies between a physician's and a patient's perception of symptom severity and outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-386
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Questionnaire
  • Evaluation
  • Female urology
  • Incontinence Impact Questionnaire
  • International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire
  • King's Health Questionnaire
  • Leicester Urinary Symptom Questionnaire
  • Outcomes
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Protection, Amount, Frequency, Adjustment, Body image questionnaire
  • Questionnaire for Urinary Incontinence Diagnosis
  • Screening
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Symptom bother
  • Treatment
  • Urge urinary incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence Severity Score
  • Urinary Incontinence Specific Quality of Life Instrument
  • Urogenital Distress Inventory
  • Validated questionnaires
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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