The objective of this study is to assess the correlation between the urinary incontinence results of the ICIQ-SF, and those obtained in the 1-hour and 24-hour pad tests, in a sample of men that underwent prostatectomy.
A prospective observational study was carried out in patients from the Integrated Management Area of Vigo (EOXI de Vigo) who underwent prostatectomy and suffered from urinary incontinence in the post-surgery period. Loss of urine was assessed by means of the 1-hour and 24-hour pad tests and the ICIQ-SF. A comparative analysis of the questionnaire findings was performed for both urinary incontinence tests.
A correlation is observed between the ICIQ-SF and the amount of urine loss in the 1-hour and the 24-hour pad tests. However, the severity of urine loss established by instruments is less consistent. The 24-hour pad test is the one that obtained better correlation with the ICIQ-SF.
The ICIQ-SF should be validated in a male population after prostatectomy in order to reinterpret the severity values observed in the different instruments studied.
Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2019 Nov 15 [Epub ahead of print]
M Soto-González, I Da Cuña-Carrera, M Gutiérrez-Nieto, E M Lantarón-Caeiro
Faculty of physiotherapy, University of Vigo, A Xunqueira s/n, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain., Faculty of physiotherapy, University of Vigo, A Xunqueira s/n, 36005 Pontevedra, Spain. Electronic address: .