Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ)

Description: The KHQ is an assessment of health-related quality of life related to a specific condition (bladder problems) [1].

Format: 21 items about urinary tract symptoms yield scores in 9 domains (general health perception, incontinence impact, role limitations, physical limitations, social limitations, personal relationships, emotions, sleep/energy & severity of symptoms).

Scoring: Each item is rated using a 4 or 5 points likert scale. Domain scores range from 0 (best) to 100 (worst). There are 2 single-item domains (general health perceptions, and incontinence impact) and the severity of symptoms domain is scored using a scale from 0 (best) to 30 (worst).

Administration and Burden: Approximately 5 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available. 

Languages: English. Available in more than 45 languages.

QoL Concept: This is a measure of quality of life related to bladder problems, which corresponds to boxes B (societal standards) & C (achievements) of Dijker's Model.

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References:

  1. Liu CW, Attar KH, Gall A, Shah J, Craggs M. The relationship between bladder management and health-related quality of life in patients with spinal cord injury in the UK. Spinal Cord. 2010;48,319–24. 

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