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Development and psychometric evaluation of ICIQ-PadPROM:: A quality of life questionnaire to assess the treatment effect of absorbent continence products

Development and psychometric evaluation of ICIQ-PadPROM:: A quality of life questionnaire to assess the treatment effect of absorbent continence products
Development and psychometric evaluation of ICIQ-PadPROM:: A quality of life questionnaire to assess the treatment effect of absorbent continence products
Aim: To describe the development and evaluation of the ICIQ-PadPROM, the first self-reported quality of life questionnaire to assess the treatment effect of absorbent continence products, a new addition to the set of ICIQ modules providing international standardised assessment of lower pelvic dysfunction.
Methods: Developed in four phases, question items semi-structured interviews were conducted with pad using men (n=19), women (n=6), with secondary analysis undertaken on transcripts (n=15 women) from a previous study. Validity of a draft 67 item questionnaire was tested through cognitive debriefing interviews (n=34) and postal survey (n=239). Reliability was evaluated by 65 users with a three week interval between completions. Expert opinion and factor analysis were used to reduce the final questionnaire to 17 scored and 3 unscored items.
Results: The questionnaire comprises four scored domains: Pad design and Physical Effects (7 items), Psychological Effects (4 items), Social Effects and Pad Leakage (3 items) and Burden of Pad Use (3 items), plus 3 unscored items. Levels of missing data ranged from 0 to 7.6%, with fair-to-moderate agreement. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for all question items was 0.91 and factor analysis was undertaken to reduce redundancy.
Conclusion: Existing incontinence-related outcome tools measure change in symptoms and quality of life impact. The ICIQ PadPROM questionnaire is the first to measure the impact of absorbent continence products on quality of life in the absence of any change in symptoms and will help policy-makers, clinicians, industry and researchers to evaluate different products designs and materials for different patient populations.
0733-2467
1650-1657
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Williams, Sarah
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Yearwood Martin, Charlotte, Murphy, Catherine, Cotterill, Nikki, Williams, Sarah, Cottenden, Alan and Fader, Mandy (2018) Development and psychometric evaluation of ICIQ-PadPROM:: A quality of life questionnaire to assess the treatment effect of absorbent continence products. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 37 (5), 1650-1657. (doi:10.1002/nau.23389).

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Aim: To describe the development and evaluation of the ICIQ-PadPROM, the first self-reported quality of life questionnaire to assess the treatment effect of absorbent continence products, a new addition to the set of ICIQ modules providing international standardised assessment of lower pelvic dysfunction.
Methods: Developed in four phases, question items semi-structured interviews were conducted with pad using men (n=19), women (n=6), with secondary analysis undertaken on transcripts (n=15 women) from a previous study. Validity of a draft 67 item questionnaire was tested through cognitive debriefing interviews (n=34) and postal survey (n=239). Reliability was evaluated by 65 users with a three week interval between completions. Expert opinion and factor analysis were used to reduce the final questionnaire to 17 scored and 3 unscored items.
Results: The questionnaire comprises four scored domains: Pad design and Physical Effects (7 items), Psychological Effects (4 items), Social Effects and Pad Leakage (3 items) and Burden of Pad Use (3 items), plus 3 unscored items. Levels of missing data ranged from 0 to 7.6%, with fair-to-moderate agreement. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for all question items was 0.91 and factor analysis was undertaken to reduce redundancy.
Conclusion: Existing incontinence-related outcome tools measure change in symptoms and quality of life impact. The ICIQ PadPROM questionnaire is the first to measure the impact of absorbent continence products on quality of life in the absence of any change in symptoms and will help policy-makers, clinicians, industry and researchers to evaluate different products designs and materials for different patient populations.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 July 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 April 2018
Published date: June 2018

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Author: Charlotte Yearwood Martin
Author: Nikki Cotterill
Author: Sarah Williams
Author: Alan Cottenden
Author: Mandy Fader

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