How to Measure Quality-of-Life Concerns in Patients with Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

There is an evolving role for quality-of-life measures and patient-reported outcomes in the evaluation of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction. We review available health-related quality-of-life instruments and patient-reported outcomes measures used in the assessment of patients with neurogenic bladder. We also discuss considerations for incorporation of these measures into clinical and patient-reported research. Emphasizing patient-reported outcomes in neurogenic bladder research will guide clinicians and other stakeholders to improve quality of life in this patient population.

The Urologic clinics of North America. 2017 Aug [Epub]

Darshan P Patel, Jeremy B Myers, Sara M Lenherr

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 30 North, 1900 East, Room 3B420, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 30 North, 1900 East, Room 3B420, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. Electronic address: .