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Overactive Bladder 8-question Screener - OAB-q

Introduction

This tool combines the Overactive Bladder-Validated 8-question Screener and the Patient Perception of Bladder Condition (PPBC) to help evaluate bladder symptoms which otherwise would be difficult to diagnose because of the absence of physiological markers of disease.  The combination of a multi-item tool such as Overactive Bladder screener, with a singe-item global question helps to improve the initial interpretation as well as provide a great tool for reassessing a patient after treatment.  Multiple studies have found the psychometric nature of the OAB-q to be be both reliable and valid when used to assess patients with OAB symptoms.

Instructions:
The following questions refer to selected bladder symptoms that may have existed during the past 4 weeks.   Please select the choice that best describes each symptom.   Also, every question must be answered.  A score of 8 or greater indicates a strong association with overactive bladder. Thankfully, there are several effective treatments available for this condition.
Gender:  
1. Frequent urination during the daytime hours?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal
2. An uncomfortable urge to urinate?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal
3. A sudden urge to urinate with little or no warning?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal
4. Accidental loss of small amounts of urine?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal
5. Nighttime urination?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal
6. Waking up at night because you had to urinate?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal
7. An uncontrollable urge to urinate?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal
8. Urine loss associated with a strong desire to urinate?
Not at All
A little bit
Some what
Quite a bit
A great deal
A very great deal

Patient Perception of Bladder Condition (PPBC)

Which of the following statements describes your bladder condition best at the moment?
My bladder condition does not cause me any problems at all.
My bladder condition causes me some very minor problems.
My bladder condition causes me some minor problems.
My bladder condition causes me (some) moderate problems.
My bladder condition causes me severe problems.
My bladder condition causes me many severe problems.

References

Coyne K, Revicki D, Hunt T, et al: Psychometric validation of an overactive bladder symptom and health-related quality of life questionnaire: The OAB-q. Qual Life Res 2002; 11:563-574.

Coyne KS, Matza LS, Kopp Z, Abrams P: The validation of the patient perception of bladder condition (PPBC): A single-item global measure for patients with overactive bladder. Eur Urol 2006; 49:1079-1086.
Overactive Bladder 8-question Screener – OAB-q