Assessment of treatment outcomes of interstitial cystitis with hydrodistention and bladder training by O'Leary-Sant Interstitial Cystitis Symptom and Problem Indices

To investigate whether the O'Leary-Sant Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Index (ICSI) and Interstitial Cystitis Problem Index (ICPI) is efficacy measure tool for interstitial Cystitis (IC) treatment with hydrodistention (HD) and bladder training (BT).

From January 2003 to March 2006, 108 consecutive IC patients were treated by HD and BT after HD. This study evaluated the efficacy of treatment with the specific questionnaire for IC, the ICSI and ICPI. Each patient filled out the questionnaire before HD and three months after HD and BT. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated using the average scores of ICSI and ICPI.

The mean ± margin of error, (95% confidence interval) of total scores of ICSI and ICPI were 13.89 ± 2.95, (13.33-14.45) and 12.51 ± 2.50, (12.04-12.98) before HD, respectively, and were 2.70 ± 1.16, (2.44-2.95) and 1.99 ± 1.27, (1.71-2.26) (all p < 0.005) three months after HD and BT, respectively.

O'Leary-Sant ICSI and ICPI is not only a screening tool for IC but also a useful assessment tool for IC treatment outcomes.

Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology. 2018 Oct [Epub]

Ming-Chao Huang, Ching-Hung Hsieh, Wei-Chun Chang, Shao-Tung Chang, Maw-Sheng Lee

Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hsinchu MacKay Memorial Hospital, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Mackay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lee Women's Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: ., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan., Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan., Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lee Women's Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address: .