Male Urinary Symptom Impact Questionnaire (MUSIQ)
The Male Urinary Symptom Impact Questionnaire (MUSIQ) was designed to measure the effect of interventions for urinary incontinence on health-related quality of life in men.
Community dwelling, racially diverse men with continence problems.
Method of Use
The MUSIQ contains 32 items that are each coded on a 4-point scale of impact on quality of life: 0 = not at all, 1 = slightly, 2 = moderately, and 3 = greatly. Total scores range from 0 (no impact) to 96 (maximum impact).
It takes about 20 minutes to complete by either self-administration or interview.
Internal consistency with Cronbach's coefficient was 0.95
Content validity was supported with percentage agreement scores of 100% for clarity and 89% for item fit.
The Pearson's correlation coefficient between the Male Urinary Distress Inventory and the MUSIQ was 0.59 (P < .001).
The MUSIQ addresses the dimensions of mental/psychological health, social health, and global perceptions of function and well-being, focusing on emotional health, social contact, activity, stability of support, and sleep.
Test-retest reliability and sensitivity to change need to be further evaluated. Concurrent validity scores should also be correlated with another generic health-related quality of life instruement. Construct validity should also be reexamined with a larger more symptomatically diverse sample. There was a possibility of floor effect and therefore should be further studied.
- Robinson J, Shea J. Development and testing of a measure of health-related quality of life for men with urinary incontinence. J Am Geriat Soc 2002;50:935-945.