Turkish adaptation of the short form of the pelvic organ prolapse/urinary incontinence sexual function questionnaire (PISQ-12): A validation and reliability study

Authors

  • Dilek Bilgic Celik,

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    1. Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing, Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Correspondence to: Dilek Bilgic Celik, Ph.D., Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing, Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey.

      E-mail: bilgicdilek@gmail.com

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  • Nezihe Kizilkaya Beji,

    1. Department of Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing, Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Onay Yalcin

    1. Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Mickey Karram led the peer-review process as the Associate Editor responsible for the paper.
  • Conflict interest: none.

Abstract

Aim

The purpose of this methodological study is to evaluate the reliability and validity of a Turkish adaptation of the short form of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire (PISQ-12) used in assessing sexuality function in women with POP/UI.

Methods

The PISQ-12 was translated into Turkish; the adaptation of the PISQ-12 to Turkish language was performed via back-translation, the content validity of the questionnaire was conducted by experts in the field, test–retest reliability was examined with 40 women with UI and/or POP. PISQ-12 was administered to 120 women with pelvic floor dysfunction. The reliability and validity of the PISQ-12 were analyzed. Evaluation of the data was performed using Content Validity Index (CVI), Cronbach's alpha, test–retest reliability, item total correlation, and confirmatory factor analysis.

Results

CVI of the Turkish PISQ-12 was found 1.00 (% 100). Item-total correlations were between 0.42 and 0.68 (P < 0.001). The PISQ-12 had an adequate and high internal consistency (Cronbach's α = 0.74) as well as a high test–retest reliability (Pearson correlation coefficient, r = 0.961; P < 0.001). Factor analysis results revealed strong construct validity.

Conclusion

The Turkish version of the PISQ-12 is a reliable, consistent and valid instrument to assess sexual function in women with urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse. It is also a comprehensive and easily applicable instrument which as a treatment outcome or research tool in clinical practices. Neurourol. Urodynam. 32:1068–1073, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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