Validación del cuestionario "International Consultation on incontinence questionnaire short-form (ICIQ-SF) en una población chilena usuaria del Fondo Nacional de Salud (FONASA).

Maritza Busquets Calvanese, Ramón Serra Tagle

Resumen



VALIDATION OF A SPANISH VERSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSULTATION ON INCONTINENCE QUESTIONNAIRE SHORT-FORM
Background: The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short-Form (ICIQ-SF) allows the assessment of urinary incontinence management results. Aim: To validate the  ICIQ-SF in a Chilean population. Material and methods: An approved Spanish version of the  ICIQ-SF was applied in two opportunities (separated by a mean of 44 days) to 52 women consulting for urinary incontinence in a public hospital and to 25 asymptomatic female workers  of the same hospital. Content validity, internal consistency and construct validity of the  ICIQ-SF were evaluated. Results: The ages of surveyed women ranged from 21 to 80 years. Internal consistency measured using Cronbach alpha was 0.87. Intra observer   agreement, measured using pondered Kappa, was 0.84. 0.86 and 0.8 for each of the three components of the questionnaire, respectively. Conclusions: This Spanish version of the  ICIQ-SF meets the requirements to be used in the Chilean population.

Palabras clave


Questionnaires; Urinary incontinence; Validation studies