Male Urogenital Distress Inventory (MUDI)
The Male Urogenital Distress Inventory (MUDI) can be used in clinical practice and research 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 MUDI contains 27 items that are each coded on the following 5-point scale: 1 = symptom not present, 2 = symptom present but not bothersome, 3 = symptom present and slightly bothersome, 4 = symptom present and moderately bothersome, and 5 = symptom present and greatly bothersome. Total scores range from 27 (no symptoms) to 135 (maximum degree of associated bother).
It takes about 20 minutes to complete by either self-administration or interview.
Internal consistency score with Cronbach's coefficient was .89.
Content validity agreement scores were 97% for item clarity and 95% for item fit.
The MUDI captures the dimension of physical health, focusing on bother from multiple symptoms associated with urinary incontinence.
Further testing should be done on test-retest reliability and sensitivity to change. Concurrent validity should also be evaluated further by comparing to a generic health-related quality of life instrument.
- Robinson J, Shea S. 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.