Which questionnaires have been validated for use in the evaluation of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Index and the Problem Index (O'Leary-Sant Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Index and Problem Index) are self-administered questionnaires that have been found to be valid and reliable and to serve as useful adjuncts to aid in diagnosis. They were not designed to be used as screening tools. [47] These indices have also been shown to be responsive to changes in interstitial cystitis symptoms [48] and may therefore be useful in measuring response to therapy in clinical and research settings.


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