Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

International Prostate Symptom Score-QoL index (IPSS-QoL)

Description: The IPSS-QoL is a tool to assess frequency of symptoms of urinary problems and associated QoL. 

Format: 8-item tool. 

Scoring: 7 items rate frequency of symptoms on a scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 5 (almost always). Score range from 0 to 35, with higher scores indicating higher frequency of urinary problems. 1 item rates QoL (feelings if current symptoms lasted for life) on a scale ranging from 0 (delighted) to 6 (terrible).

Administration and Burden: Self-administered. Approximately 8 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Language(s): English.

QoL Concept: The IPSS-QoL is a measure of symptoms of urinary problems and their impact on QoL, which corresponds to Box E (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker's Model. 

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CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE LEFT TO READ HOW THE IPSS-QoL HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION

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