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)

Contact and conditions of use


Cardozo L; Kelleher CJ

Professor Linda Cardozo8 Devonshire PlaceLondon W1G 6HPUKFax: +44 (020) 7224 2797E-mail: linda@lindacardozo.co.ukWebsite: http://www.lindacardozo.com/Linda D Cardozo Publications (PubMed)


Con Kelleher8 Devonshire PlaceLondon W1G 6HPUKE-mail: Con.kelleher@gstt.nhs.ukor No8DevPlace@aol.comCon J Kelleher Publications (PubMed)


- V Khullar Publications (PubMed)

- S Salvatore Publications (PubMed)

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Original language(s)

  • English for the UK


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KHQ (with list of symptoms)

English for the USA
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Portuguese for Portugal*
Romanian for Romania*
Russian for Russia*

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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Last language update: 21-Mar-2014

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More information on translations

 Bibliographic reference of the Thai translation: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 Bibliographic reference of the Portuguese for Portugal translation:Iana 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. Bibliographic reference of the Portuguese for Brazil translation: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 (On line 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

 Bibliographic references of the Spanish translation:

Badia Llach X, Castro Diaz D, Conejero Sugranes J. Validity of the King's Health questionnaire in the assessment of quality of life of patients with urinary incontinence. The King's Group. Med Clin (Barc) 2000; 114:647-52

Conejero J, Badia X, ArYEAR P, Castro D, Martínez-Agulló E, Marqués A, et al. Validación de la versión Española del cuestionario King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ) para la evaluación de la calidad de vida en pacientes con Incontinencia Urinaria y/o Vejiga Hiperactiva. Act Urol Esp 1999; 91(Supl): XXIII(5): P130

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