Concern issues around frequency-volume charts and bladder diaries


  • Patkawat Ramart Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University 0000-0003-0452-367X



Frequency-volume chart, bladder diary, reliability, compliance, lower urinary tract symptoms


Frequency-volume chart (FVC) and Bladder diary (BD) are widely accepted as an additional tool to evaluate lower urinary tract symptoms. They are simple and inexpensive as well as provide more precise information. However, the guidelines and experts recommend 3-day FVC/BD for evaluation both men and women with lower urinary tract symptoms, it may not be enough for some specific symptoms. To avoid poor compliance and poor reliability, the appropriate duration and instruction are mandatory in each patient. Moreover, there are some limitation and concerns need to be recognized before interpretation. This review would like to demonstrate the appropriate duration of FVC/BD to increase completion rate, compliance and reliability as well as to decrease interpretation errors of FVC/BD. 


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How to Cite

Ramart, P. (2022). Concern issues around frequency-volume charts and bladder diaries. Insight Urology, 43(1), 94–98.



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