Questionnaires are tools that are not only useful for research purposes – but more importantly, they can help assess the severity of a condition objectively. This allows the comparison of a condition before and after a treatment and hence is useful in looking at treatment efficacy. The questionnaires can be done in private, and the patient can give an honest answer – without the pressure of ‘trying to please’ the doctor.
IPSS: International Prostate Symptom Score
Useful for men with prostate-related bladder symptoms. A score of 0 – 7 indicates mild symptoms, 8 – 19 indicates moderate symptoms and 20 – 35 indicates severe symptoms
ICIF-SF: International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire
Useful for men and women with all types of incontinence to assess impact on quality of life
ICIQ-OAB: International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire
Useful for men and women with overactive bladder to assess its severity and impact on quality of life.
International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF - 5)
A simple questionnaire involving 5 questions to identify and assess the severity of erectile dysfunction; the lower the score, the more severe the ED.
A score of < 7 = severe ED, 8 – 11 = moderate ED, 12 – 16 = mild to moderate ED, 17 – 21 = mild ED, > 21 = no ED
Androgen deficiency in aging men (ADAM) Questionnaire
Used to assess men with symptoms of low testosterone; A positive result is defined as a ‘Yes’ answer to questions 1 or 7 or any 3 other questions.
Urinary Incontinence Questions Urinary Incontinence Questions
Useful for men and women who want to know roughly what type of incontinence they may have. Not a validated questionnaire.
Overactive Bladder Questionnaire
Useful for men and women who want to know if they may have an overactive bladder. Not a validated questionnaire.
Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT) Questionnaire
This is a validated questionnaire that is a useful aid to the diagnosis of premature ejaculation. However, it should not replace a proper consultation with a healthcare professional. The reference values are included and should just act as a guide.