Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 2):S40-3
Pelvic floor exercises for urinary stress incontinence: validation of the Chinese version of Symptom Severity Index, Symptom Impact Index, and Intrinsic Motivation Inventory
LS Siu, V Lopez, SK Yip
Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Princess Margaret Hospital, Laichikok, Hong Kong
1. The Symptom Severity Index (SSI), Symptom Impact Index (SII), and Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI) although conceptually relevant, only achieved a fair to moderate test-retest reliability for assessing the severity of incontinence, impact of incontinence, and intrinsic motivation respectively.
2. The SSI, SII, and IMI require more work to increase their adequacy for use in Chinese populations.
3. More work is needed to test the utility of the recommended 17item four-factor structure of the IMI.