Subjective measures of efficacy and quality of life in overactive bladder syndrome

Curr Urol Rep. 2008 Sep;9(5):368-72. doi: 10.1007/s11934-008-0064-6.


In recent years, more attention has turned to the use of patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials to assess treatment efficacy in overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). The challenge for investigators and clinicians is how to choose among the many available health-related quality-of-life questionnaires. This article provides an overview of the patient-reported outcome instruments available specific to OAB and their validation for clinical use.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires* / standards
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urinary Bladder, Overactive / physiopathology*
  • Urinary Bladder, Overactive / therapy*
  • Urinary Incontinence / physiopathology
  • Urinary Incontinence / therapy