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Validation of the Swedish version of the incontinence impact questionnaire and the urogenital distress inventory
Article first published online: 1 NOV 2012
© 2012 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica© 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume 92, Issue 5, pages 555–561, May 2013
How to Cite
Franzén, K., Johansson, J.-E., Karlsson, J. and Nilsson, K. (2013), Validation of the Swedish version of the incontinence impact questionnaire and the urogenital distress inventory. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 92: 555–561. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01481.x
Please cite this article as: Franzén K, Johansson J-E, Karlsson J, Nilsson K. Validation of the Swedish version of the incontinence impact questionnaire and the urogenital distress inventory. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2013; 92: 555–561.
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 1 NOV 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 12 JUN 2012 02:35AM EST
- Received: 6 August 2011 Accepted: 1 June 2012
- quality-of-life questionnaire;
- urinary incontinence;
Objective. To validate the Swedish versions of the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7) and Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6). Design and setting. Prospective study, university hospital. Population and method. We analyzed reliability, validity, and responsiveness in a clinical sample of 96 women with urinary incontinence. Main outcome measures. Construct and criterion validity, reliability via test–retest and internal consistency. Responsiveness via calculation of effect size. Result. Test–retest reliability ranged from moderate to almost perfect. Cronbach's alpha was 0.39 (UDI-6) and 0.83 (IIQ-7). Effect size calculation of change after treatment demonstrated good responsiveness. The effect size at six months was moderate in the Stress Urinary Incontinence group and small in the Urge Urinary Incontinence + Mixed Urinary Incontinence group. There was a moderate to strong correlation between UDI-6 and IIQ-7 and treatment satisfaction at six, 12, and 24 months for both groups. Conclusion. The UDI-6 scale did not produce the same solid result in the psychometric analysis as the IIQ-7 scale, but these newly translated Swedish forms of UDI-6 and IIQ-7 show good responsiveness and are easy to administer and to fill out.