The PEMQOL survey is intended for use in clinical practice and research as a means of continuous monitoring of the impacts of enuresis on the child and family. This survey requires an estimated 7th grade reading level (Flesch-Kincaid) and also includes global items to measure parental attitudes toward enuresis, coping, compliance, and frustration with prior treatment experience(s). The PEMQOL is a parent-reported instrument about quality of life that has been proposed as a key method for refining the care process and enhancing doctor/patient communication to produce the best clinical and functional outcomes for patients.
Completion times can vary depending on a complex host of issues such as the setting, context, age, cognitive functioning, language, layout, etc. There are some skip patterns as the Behavior Scales and Change in Health items are not appropriate for infants less than 12 months of age. Response options for both lengths of the ITQOL scales are five levels, with the exception of Parent-Time Limitations which is 4 levels.