[Health Related Quality of Life and Productivity of Women With Overactive Bladder]

Orv Hetil. 2012 Jul 8;153(27):1068-76. doi: 10.1556/OH.2012.29384.
[Article in Hungarian]

Abstract

The objective of the research was to assess the health related quality of life and productivity of women with overactive bladder.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was performed in 5 outpatient centers. General health status (EQ-5D), disease-specific quality of life (King's Health Questionnaire) and productivity (Work Productivity and Activity Impairment) were assessed.

Results: Sixty-one women with mean age of 57.7 (SD = 11.6) years have had symptoms for 6.6 (SD = 6.2) years and 57 (93%) had incontinence. The EQ-5D (mean 0.668, SD = 0.314) was not significantly lower than that of the average population (p>0.05). The impact of incontinence and physical limitation (mean 70.5 and 68.9, respectively) were significant, the King's Health Questionnaire-utility was 0.932 (SD = 0.029). Productivity scores of involved patients were: absenteeism 0.04% (SD = 0.11), presenteeism 43.64% (SD = 28.54), overall work impairment 40.97% (SD = 26.91), and other activities 47.72% (SD = 27.24).

Conclusions: Applicability of the EQ-5D and King's Health Questionnaire as utility measures in overactive bladder deserve further research. Presenteeism should be considered in the evaluation of the therapy.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Absenteeism
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Efficiency*
  • Emotions
  • Female
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Hungary / epidemiology
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality of Life*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sleep
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Urinary Bladder, Overactive / epidemiology*
  • Urinary Bladder, Overactive / psychology*
  • Urinary Incontinence / epidemiology
  • Urinary Incontinence / psychology