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Mokhlesi S, Kariman N, Ebadi A, Khoshnejad F, Dabiri F. Psychometric Properties of the Questionnaire for Urinary Incontinence Diagnosis of Married Women of Qom city in 2015. JRUMS. 2017; 15 (10) :955-966
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3480-en.html

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Background and Objective: Urinary incontinence is a physical disability that is associated with the social isolation and leads to anxiety, depression and low self-confidence. Due to the needs of women clinics to valid and reliable tools to diagnose urinary incontinence, this study was done with the aim of psychometric properties of the questionnaire for urinary incontinence diagnosis of married women of Iran.

Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study that was done with the aim of assesseing the psychometric properties of the questionnaire for urinary incontinence diagnosis of married women. In this study, first the questionnaire was translated from English to Persian by the forward-backward method. The Persian final version of the questionnaire was completed by the 150 women at the clinics in Qom city. Cronbach's alpha coefficient and test-retest were ussed to assess the scale’s reliability. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were used to assess construct validity.

Results: Exploratory factor analysis, suggested two factors that include stress incontinenceand urinary urgency each with three items. Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) test that was calculated 0.81, showed adequacy of the sample size which had an acceptable level and Bartlett's sphericity test was statistically significant (P<0.001). Fit statistics confirmatory factor analysis suggested that two-factor model provided the best fit to the data. Cronbach's alpha correlation coefficient was 0.89 and intra-class correlation 0.86.

Conclusion: Questionnaire of urinary incontinence in women is reliable and valid and we can use this tool in Iran.

Key words: Validity, Reliability, Urine incontinence, Women, Qom

Funding: This study did not have any funds.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Shahid Beheshti University approved the study.

How to cite this article: Mokhlesi S.S, Karimian N, Ebadi A,Khoshnejad F, Dabiri D. Psychometric Properties of the Questionnaire for Urinary Incontinence Diagnosis of Married Women of Qom city in 2015. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 15(10): 955-66. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Gynecology
Received: 2016/09/28 | Accepted: 2017/01/9 | Published: 2017/02/6

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