|Iranian Version of Overactive Bladder Symptom Scale (OABSS): A Methodological Study|
|Sevil Hakimi1, Roghayeh Dargahi2, Sakineh Haj Ebrahimi1, Minoo Ranjbar3, Elham Aminian4, Marzieh Mohammadi4|
|1Research Center for Evidence Based Medicine, Health and Safety Promotion Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Science. Tabriz, Iran
2School of Medicine. Ardabil University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
3School of Nursing and Midwifery,Bonab Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bonab, Iran
4School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Science.Tabriz, Iran
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Keywords : Overactive bladder, Questionnaire, Reliability, Validity
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Objectives: This study was conducted aiming to assessment of translation as well as psychometric properties of Persian version of overactive bladder syndrome score (OABSS).
Materials and methods: Menopausal women aged 45 years or older, who had at least one urgency episode lasting at least 3 months, were recruited. OABSS validity was assessed with using concurrent validity, so all of participants were completed OABSS and International consultation on incontinence questionnaire overactive bladder(ICIQ-OAB) questionnaire. Questionnaire reliability of was assessed use of test- re test reliability as well as calculation of Cronbach alpha.
Results: Total and each score of the Persian version of OABSS generally were shownsigniﬁcant correlations with ICIQ -OABscore sum. Cronbach α based on current samples was 0.79 for a whole questionnaire.Level of reliability calculated between the OABSS total score answered at the first and second time of administration was good.
Conclusions: OABSS Persian version had acceptable validity and reliability. Using of such questionnaires is beneficial in developing countries which facing with resources shortage.
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