Validation of the Spanish Version of the Questionnaire «Benefit, Satisfaction and Willingness to Continue the Treatment» in Patients with Overactive Bladder
Jiménez MA, Cambronero J. Actas Urol Esp. 2013 Jun 12. pii: S0210-4806(13)00160-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acuro.2013.03.005. [Epub ahead of print

[Article in English, Spanish]


Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España. Electronic address:



To perform the linguistic and psychometric validation of the Spanish version of the BSW (Benefit, Satisfaction and Willingness to continue) questionnaire.


Epidemiologic, observational, multicenter, prospective (October 2008-February 2009) study in patients ≥40 years old with de novo overactive bladder syndrome who start treatment with antimuscarinics by physicians assessment. Data was recorded at baseline (face-to-face) and the follow-up of the study after 1 and 3 months (closed surveys by phone). Morisky-Green questionnaire was used to assess compliance. Bladder Control Self-assessment Questionnaire (B-SAQ) and BSW questionnaire were completed, performing the validation of BSW.


312 evaluable patients were recruited, 93 remained until the 3 months visit. 65% and 71% of patients were not compliant with treatment at 1 and 3 months, respectively. The correlation between the BSW and the B-SAQ questionnaires after 1 and 3 months was moderate and statistically significant. The internal consistency between the BSW questionnaire items was high (Cronbach alpha: 0,89 at 1 month and 0,84 at 3 months). 92% of patients understood the questions and 84% were able to fill the BSW questionnaire without need of previous instructions (N=25).


The BSW questionnaire has been shown to be a feasible, valid and reliable tool to know the patient self-assessment of the treatment, according to its psychometric properties.