Validation, reliability, and responsiveness of Prolapse Quality of Life Questionnaire (P-QOL) in a Brazilian population

Validation, reliability, and responsiveness of Prolapse Quality of Life Questionnaire (P-QOL) in a Brazilian population

Author Scarlato, Andrea Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cunha Souza, Carolina Chaves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Machado Fonseca, Eliana Suelotto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira Sartori, Marair Gracio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Batista de Castello Girao, Manoel Joao Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Rodrigo Aquino Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The aim of this study was to translate and validate a Brazilian version of the Prolapse Quality of Life Questionnaire (P-QOL) an instrument to assess quality of life of women with genital prolapse.Sixty-five patients answered the P-QOL twice. the reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha coefficient and validity was assessed comparing symptom scores between affected and asymptomatic women and comparing symptom scores with prolapse stages. Responsiveness was obtained with patients who underwent to genital prolapse surgical corrections.The results have showed that the Brazilian Portuguese version of P-QOL has had very good psychometric properties. All items achieved a Cronbach's alpha greater than 0.70. the test-retest reliability confirmed that the questionnaire was able to detect changes in quality-of-life after treatment.We concluded that the Portuguese version of the P-QOL is a very good instrument to assess quality-of-life in women with genital Prolapse.
Keywords Genital prolapse
Quality-of-life
Questionnaire
Portuguese
P-QOL
Validation
Language English
Date 2011-06-01
Published in International Urogynecology Journal. London: Springer London Ltd, v. 22, n. 6, p. 751-755, 2011.
ISSN 0937-3462 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 751-755
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-010-1354-3
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000290772500022
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33738

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