Clinically useful measures in women with mixed urinary incontinence

Lior Lowenstein*, Kimberly Kenton, Mary Pat FitzGerald, Linda Brubaker

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Objective: The purposes of this study were to assess: 1) clinically relevant relationships between urinary diary and quality of life, and 2) reproducibility of validated questionnaires and urinary diaries in women with mixed urinary incontinence symptoms (MUI). Study Design: Forty-seven women with MUI completed 7-day diaries, the Urinary Distress Inventory (UDI-6), Incontinence Impact Questionnaire, and Medical, Epidemiological, and Social Aspects of Aging questionnaire 2 weeks apart. Results: The number of urge incontinence episodes predicted incontinence severity on UDI-6 (R2 = .38, P < .03). Except for the number of stress incontinence episodes, diary variables and questionnaire responses were reproducible (range from Spearman's ρ = .7 to ρ = .96, P < .001). Conclusion: The 6 questions of the UDI-6 adequately represent incontinence severity. With the exception of the number of stress incontinence episodes recorded on the 7-day diary, common incontinence measures are reproducible over 2 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664.e1-664.e4
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • diary
  • mixed incontinence
  • quality of life
  • stress incontinence
  • urge incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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