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What it measures:

Effect of symptoms on quality of life and participation; 4 subscales (Shumaker et al, 1994): 1.Physical activity 2. Travel 3.Social 4.Emotional

Target Population:

Women with urinary incontinence specific to lower urinary tract dysfunction and genital prolapse

Score using the following steps (Shumaker et al, 1994):

  • Calculate mean of all items
  • Subtract mean by 1, then multiply by 100/3 (0-100 range)
  • Sum of 4 subscales

Professional Association Recommendations:

Developed to address a gap in UI literature and a lack of a UI-specific measure of health-related QOL. In the original article, the IIQ was intended to be used with Urogenital Distress Inventory (Shumaker et al, 1994).

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