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Table 2 Correlation of perceived stress levels and urinary symptoms among OAB patients (Spearman’s correlation tests)

From: Correlation between psychological stress levels and the severity of overactive bladder symptoms

  Correlation analysis between PSS total scores and OAB symptoms:
Spearman’s correlation coefficient (rs) p-value
ICIQ-UI (urinary incontinence, 0–21) 0.393 0.007*
UDI-6 (urogenital distress inventory, 0–24) 0.314 0.028*
IIQ-7 (incontinence impact questionnaire, 0–28) 0.393 0.005*
OAB-q quality of life subscale (13–78) 0.326 0.029*
OAB-q symptom bother subscale (6–36) 0.195 0.189
ICIQ-OAB (overactive bladder, 0–16) 0.205 0.158
USS (urgency severity scale, 0–3) 0.127 0.390
Numeric rating scale of urgency (0–10) 0.235 0.090
Numeric rating scale of frequency (0–10) 0.260 0.068
Specific items on the ICIQ-UI questionnaire:  
ICIQ-UI: “How often do you leak urine?” (0–5) 0.328 0.020*
ICIQ-UI: “How much urine do you think you leak?” (0–6) 0.334 0.018*
ICIQ-UI: “How much does leaking urine interfere with your daily life?” (0–10) 0.270 0.058
Specific items on the ICIQ-OAB questionnaire:   
ICIQ-OAB: “How many times do you urinate during the day” (0–6) 0.104 0.473
ICIQ-OAB: “During the night, how many times do you have to urinate during the night, on average?” 0.052 0.722
ICIQ-OAB: “Do you have to rush to the bathroom to urinate?” 0.238 0.096
ICIQ-OAB: “Does urine leak before you can get to the bathroom?” 0.297 0.036*
  1. *statistical significance, p < 0.05.