The King’s Health Questionnaire is composed of 21 items investigating 9 domains.
DESCRIPTION OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE:
The King’s Health Questionnaire is composed of 3 parts:
Part I: General health perception and Incontinence impact.
Part II: Role limitations, Physical limitations, Social limitations, Personal relationships, Emotions,
Sleep/Energy, Severity measures
Part III: Symptom severity scale, a list of 10 bladder problems plus an ‘other’ category that can be
specified by the person using the questionnaire.
Domains Number of
Items
Cluster of
Items
Item
Reversion Direction of Domains
General health
perceptions 1 1 No
Lower score = better QoL
Incontinence
impact 1 2 No
Role limitations 2 3a-3b No
Physical
limitations 2 4a-4b No
Social limitations 2 4c-4d No
Personal
relationships 3 5a-5c No
Emotions 3 6a-6c No
Sleep/Energy 2 7a-7b No
Severity measures 5 8a-8e No
SCORING OF DOMAINS AND OF THE SYMPTOM SEVERITY SCALE :
Item scaling
– 5-point Likert scales for the General health perceptions domain
– 4-point Likert scale plus a “Not applicable” option for the Personal
relationships domain
– 4-point Likert scales for the seven other domains
– 3-point Likert scale for the Symptom severity scale
Weighting of items No
Extension of the
Scoring Scale
– Range of the domains scores. 0 (best) to 100 (worst)
– Range of the Symptom severity scale score: 0 (best) to 30 (worst)
Scoring Procedure
Each domain is scored separately according to the following procedure:
Part I:
King’s Health Questionnaire (KHQ))
Scaling and Scoring version 1.0 February 2011
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– General health perceptions
Very good 1
Good 2
Fair 3
Poor 4
Very poor 5
Score = [(Score to Q1 – 1)/ 4] x 100
– Incontinence impact
Not at all 1
A little 2
Moderately 3
A lot 4
Score= [(Score to Q2 – 1)/ 3] x 100
Part II:
– Role limitations
Not at all 1
Slightly 2
Moderately 3
A lot 4
Score= [((Score to Q 3a +Q 3b) – 2) /6] x 100
– Physical limitations
Not at all 1
Slightly 2
Moderately 3
A lot 4
Score= [(Score to Q 4a +Q 4b) – 2) / 6] x 100
– Social limitations
Not at all 1
Slightly 2
Moderately 3
A lot 4
If Q5C≥ 1 Score= [(Score to Q 4c +Q 4d + Q5c) – 3) / 9] x 100
If Q5C= 0 Score= [(Score to Q 4c +Q 4d) – 2) / 6] x 100
– Personal relationships
Not applicable 0
Not at all 1
Slightly 2
Moderately 3
A lot 4
If Q5a+Q5b≥ 2 Score= [((Score to Q 5a + Q5b) – 2) / 6] x 100
If Q5a+Q5b= 1 Score= [((Score to Q 5a + Q5b) – 1) / 3] x 100
If Q5a+Q5b= 0 Treat as missing value
– Emotions
Not at all 1
Slightly 2
Moderately 3
Very much 4
Score= [((Score to Q 6a +Q 6b + Q6c) – 3) / 9] x 100

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