KHQ: Methods for Calculating 'KHQ' Scores and 'KHQ5D' Utility Index Scores

The King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ) is a disease-specific, self-administered questionnaire designed specific to assess the impact of Urinary Incontinence (UI) on Quality of Life. The questionnaire was developed by Kelleher and collaborators (1997) <doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1997.tb11006.x>. It is a simple, acceptable and reliable measure to use in the clinical setting and a research tool that is useful in evaluating UI treatment outcomes. The KHQ five dimensions (KHQ5D) is a condition-specific preference-based measure developed by Brazier and collaborators (2008) <doi:10.1177/0272989X07301820>. Although not as popular as the SF6D <doi:10.1016/S0895-4356(98)00103-6> and EQ-5D <>, the KHQ5D measures health-related quality of life (HRQoL) specifically for UI, not general conditions like the others two instruments mentioned. The KHQ5D ca be used in the clinical and economic evaluation of health care. The subject self-rates their health in terms of five dimensions: Role Limitation (RL), Physical Limitations (PL), Social Limitations (SL), Emotions (E), and Sleep (S). Frequently the states on these five dimensions are converted to a single utility index using country specific value sets, which can be used in the clinical and economic evaluation of health care as well as in population health surveys. This package provides methods to calculate scores for each dimension of the KHQ; converts KHQ item scores to KHQ5D scores; and also calculates the utility index of the KHQ5D.

Version: 0.2.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: magrittr, openxlsx, stats
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Published: 2021-08-06
Author: Luiz Augusto Brusaca ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Luiz Augusto Brusaca <augustobrusaca at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-GB
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: KHQ results


Reference manual: KHQ.pdf
Vignettes: Calculating KHQ scores, converting KHQ items to KHQ5D scores, and calculating utility index scores of the KHQ5D


Package source: KHQ_0.2.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): KHQ_0.2.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): KHQ_0.2.0.tgz, r-oldrel: KHQ_0.2.0.tgz
Old sources: KHQ archive


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