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Table 2 Impact of urinary incontinence severity on quality of life

From: Impact of overactive bladder on quality of life and resource use: results from Korean Burden of Incontinence Study (KOBIS)

  All patients Incontinence episode per day
0 1 2–3 ≥4 p-value*
  N 625 162 165 177 121
I-QOL Total score (SD) 59.0 (24.3) 69.8 (22.1) 63.2 (22) 56.4 (21.1) 42.6 (25) <0.0001
  • Avoidance and limiting behaviour subscale 57.9 (23.5) 68.6 (21.8) 61.8 (21.6) 55.3 (20.2) 42.0 (23.5) <0.0001
  • Psychosocial impact subscale 64.6 (26.4) 73.7 (24.5) 68.2 (23.8) 63.0 (23.9) 50.1 (29.3) <0.0001
  • Social embarrassment subscale 50.7 (27.8) 64.7 (23.8) 56.6 (25.5) 46.4 (24.9) 30.1 (26.4) <0.0001
OAB-q – Symptom severity scale (SD) 44.1 (23.9) 30.4 (21.4) 37.9 (19.5) 48.3 (19.7) 64.6 (22.7) <0.0001
EQ-5D utility score (SD) 0.791 (0.199) 0.848 (0.188) 0.784 (0.198) 0.777 (0.176) 0.742 (0.214) 0.0006
  1. *Test for association between incontinence episodes and QOL measure. Adjusted for age and gender