ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
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Objective: To assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the King’s Health Questionnaire (KHQ) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to compare the bladder- related quality of life between patients with SCI and multiple sclerosis (MS).


Material and methods: Thirty-five patients with SCI and 57 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) were included in the study. For analysis of test-retest reliability, the Turkish version of the KHQ scale was developed using the back translation method, and it was administered on the day of admission and again one week later. The Qualiveen and SF-36 questionnaires were administered to the patients for validity analysis. Moreover, the results of KHQ that had been administered to 35 patients with SCI were compared with those of 57 patients with MS.


Results: Both the internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient: 0.68-0.93) and the test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient: 0.69-0.94) of the KHQ in patients with SCI were found to be high. Although a weak correlation between the subscales of the KHQ and SF-36, a moderate correlation between the subscales of KHQ, and the Qualiveen questionnaire (0.34


Conclusion: The KHQ scale is an internally consistent, reliable, and valid scale for people with SCI. In addition, bladder-related quality of life was poorer in patients with SCI than in MS patients.


Cite this article as: Karapolat H, Akkoç Y, Eyigör S, Tanıgör G. Bladder-related quality of life in people with neurological disorders: reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the King’s Health Questionnaire in people with spinal cord injury. Turk J Urol 2017; DOI: 10.5152/tud.2018.45556.

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