King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ)

Cardozo L; Kelleher CJ

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust


Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Basic description

  • Developed in 1993
  • Published in 1997

Cardozo L; Kelleher CJ

KHQ © Linda Cardozo and Con Kelleher, 1997. All Rights Reserved
To assess the impact of lower urinary tract symptoms including urinary incontinence on health related quality of life
Therapeutic area
  • Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Male Urogenital Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Urinary Incontinence

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the UK
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Kelleher CJ, Cardozo LD, Khullar V, Salvatore S. A new questionnaire to assess the quality of life of urinary incontinent women. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1997 Dec;104(12):1374-9 (PubMed abstract)

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Cardozo L; Kelleher CJ

Professor Linda Cardozo
8 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6HP
Fax: +44 (020) 7224 2797
E-mail: linda@lindacardozo.co.uk
Website: http://www.lindacardozo.com/Linda D Cardozo's publications (PubMed)


Con Kelleher
8 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6HP
E-mail: Con.kelleher@gstt.nhs.ukor No8DevPlace@aol.com
Con J Kelleher's publications (PubMed)

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Original language(s)

  • English for the UK


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KHQ (with list of symptoms)

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KHQ (without list of symptoms)

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BiblioPRO: you can find information about the Spanish version here - puede encontrar información sobre la versión española aqui

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More information on translations

Bibliographic reference of the translations:

Uemura S, Homma Y. Reliability and validity of King's Health Questionnaire in patients with symptoms of overactive bladder with urge incontinence in Japan. Neurourol Urodyn. 2004;23(2):94-100 (PubMed abstract)
Portuguese for Brazil:
Fonseca ESM, Camargo ALM, Castro RA, Sartori MGF, Fonseca MCM,Lima GR, Girão MJBC. Validação do questionário de qualidade de vida (King s Health Questionnaire) em mulheres brasileiras com incontinência urinária [Validation of a quality of life questionnaire (King s Health Questionnaire) in Brazilian women with urinary incontinence]Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2005;27(5):235-42. Portuguese (Full text article)
Tamanini JT, D'Ancona CA, Botega NJ, Rodrigues Netto N Jr. [Validation of the Portuguese version of the King's Health Questionnaire for urinary incontinent women] Rev Saude Publica. 2003 Apr;37(2):203-11 Article in Portuguese (Full text article)
Portuguese for Portugal:
Viana R, Viana S, Neto F, Mascarenhas T. Adaptation and validation of the King's Health Questionnaire in Portuguese women with urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jul;26(7):1027-33 (PubMed abstract)
Spanish for Spain:
Romero-Cullerés G, Sánchez-Raya J, Conejero-Sugrañes J, González-Viejo MÁ. Validación de la versión española del cuestionario King's Health para la evaluación de la calidad de vida relacionada con la incontinencia urinaria en pacientes con lesión medular [Validation of the Spanish version of the King's Health questionnaire for evaluating quality of life related to urinary incontinence in patients with spinal cord injury]. Med Clin (Barc). 2011 Oct 22;137(11):491-4. Spanish (PubMed abstract)
Kochakarn W, Pummangura N, Kijvikai K, Viseshsindh W, Sukying C, Lertsithichai P. Reliability of a Thai version of King's Health Questionnaire in Thai females with overactive bladder symptoms. J Med Assoc Thai. 2005 Nov;88(11):1526-34 (PubMed abstract)
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. 2018 Sep;44(5):411-417 (Full text article)
Kaya S, Akbayrak T, Toprak Çelenay Ş, Dolgun A, Ekici G, Beksaç S. Reliability and validity of the Turkish King's Health Questionnaire in women with urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Dec;26(12):1853-9 (PubMed abstract)

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