Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the underactive bladder questionnaire to portuguese
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The aim of the current study was to perform the translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Underactive Bladder Questionnaire (UAB-q).
The study design included the Portuguese translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the UAB-q in 90 patients from a urology outpatient clinic following international methodology. The psychometric properties tested were the validity, reliability, internal consistency and stability of the instrument.
The content validity index at the item (I-CVI) and scale level (S-CVI) were above 0.80 and did not require changes. Regarding the reliability analysis, Cronbach’s alpha was 0.79. The internal consistency and the base time stability (test–retest) had excellent indexes; all were above 0.90.
These results indicate that the UAB-q is a valid, reproducible and reliable instrument for screening underactive bladders and is a potentially useful tool to guide health actions and improve the care of underactive patients.
KeywordsValidation studies Reproducibility of results Methods Surveys and questionnaires Underactive bladder
We would like to show our gratitude to The Underactive Bladder Foundation for support and permission to perform the study.
This study had no funding.
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Conflict of interest
Author Marilia Perrelli Valença declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Jabiael Carneiro da silva Filho declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Isabel Cristina Ramos Vieira Santos declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Adriano Almeida Calado declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author David D Chancellor declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Michael B Chancellor declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Geraldo de Aguiar Cavalcanti declares that he has no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional Ethics Committee (CAEE: 56604316.0.0000.5192) and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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