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Urinary incontinence self-report questions: reproducibility and agreement with bladder diary.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21796472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to measure self-report urinary incontinence questions' reproducibility and agreement with bladder diary.
METHODS: Data were analyzed from the Reproductive Risk of Incontinence Study at Kaiser. Participating women reporting at least weekly incontinence completed self-report incontinence questions and a 7-day bladder diary. Self-report question reproducibility was assessed and agreement between self-reported and diary-recorded voiding and incontinence frequency was measured. Test characteristics and area under the curve were calculated for self-reported incontinence types using diary as the gold standard.
RESULTS: Five hundred ninety-one women were included and 425 completed a diary. The self-report questions had moderate reproducibility and self-reported and diary-recorded incontinence and voiding frequencies had moderate to good agreement. Self-reported incontinence types identified stress and urgency incontinence more accurately than mixed incontinence.
CONCLUSIONS: Self-report incontinence questions have moderate reproducibility and agreement with diary, and considering their minimal burden, are acceptable research tools in epidemiologic studies.
Catherine S Bradley; Jeanette S Brown; Stephen K Van Den Eeden; Michael Schembri; Arona Ragins; David H Thom
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1433-3023     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urogynecol J     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  2012-03-20     Revised Date:  2013-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101567041     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1565-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Medical Records*
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Self Report*
Time Factors
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / classification,  epidemiology*
Urinary Incontinence, Urge / classification,  epidemiology*
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