Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 338--347

Evaluation of psychometric properties of the Uterine Fibroids Symptoms and Health-related Quality of Life (UFSQOL) questionnaire: The translated Bengali version


Jasleen Luthra1, Pritha Halder2, Laijun Nahar1, Najne Sultana3, Aniruddha Banerjee3, Ashutosha Kumar3, Manjari Rai1, Ompriya Mishra4, Abhijit Chattopadhyay1, Sangita Saha5, Amila Modak6, Anamika Basu6, Sk Swaif Ali6, Juniper Banerjee7, Munmun Koley8, Subhranil Saha9 
1 Department of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block GE, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block GE, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Case Taking and Repertory, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block GE, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block GE, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
5 Department of Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy, The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, 265, 266, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
6 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Drainage Canal Road, Doomurjola, Howrah, West Bengal, India
7 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, 265, 266, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
8 Champsara, Baidyabati, Hooghly, West Bengal, India
9 93/2/1, Shibpur Road, Howrah, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Jasleen Luthra
Postgraduate Trainee, Dept. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block GE, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 106, West Bengal
India

Background: The Uterine Fibroids Symptom and Health-related Quality of Life (UFSQOL) is a validated questionnaire assessing symptom severity and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in patients with uterine fibroids. The English version contains 37 items measuring 7 components—symptom severity, concern, activities, energy/mood, control, self-consciousness, and sexual function. To date, no validated Bengali version of the questionnaire is available. We aimed to translate the UFSQOL into Bengali and validate the same. Methods: The UFSQOL-Bengali version (UFSQOL-B) was produced by standardized forward-backward translations. A cross-sectional, multi-center, observational study was conducted to gather responses by convenience sampling. Reliability was tested using internal consistency and test-retest reliability analyses, while construct validity by exploratory factor analysis (EFA; n = 120) using principal component analysis (PCA; varimax rotation). Subsequently, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA; n = 120) was performed to verify the a priori scales by the goodness-of-fit model. Results: Both the internal consistency (Cronbach's α) and the intra-class correlation (ICC) coefficient were 0.92. All the items loaded above the pre-specified value of 0.4. The factor analyses using varimax identified 10 components (activities, energy and control, concern about clothing, mood, sexual function, self-consciousness, associated symptoms, heavy bleeding, cycle disturbance, and concern about flooding); explaining 70.2% of the variation. The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) was 0.801 and Bartlett's test of sphericity was P < 0.001. The goodness-of-fit of CFA model was mediocre. Therefore, the final version consisted of 37 items, framed within 10 components. Conclusion: The UFSQOL-B was a valid and reliable questionnaire but measured different dimensions from the English version.


How to cite this article:
Luthra J, Halder P, Nahar L, Sultana N, Banerjee A, Kumar A, Rai M, Mishra O, Chattopadhyay A, Saha S, Modak A, Basu A, Ali SS, Banerjee J, Koley M, Saha S. Evaluation of psychometric properties of the Uterine Fibroids Symptoms and Health-related Quality of Life (UFSQOL) questionnaire: The translated Bengali version.Trop J Obstet Gynaecol 2019;36:338-347


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Luthra J, Halder P, Nahar L, Sultana N, Banerjee A, Kumar A, Rai M, Mishra O, Chattopadhyay A, Saha S, Modak A, Basu A, Ali SS, Banerjee J, Koley M, Saha S. Evaluation of psychometric properties of the Uterine Fibroids Symptoms and Health-related Quality of Life (UFSQOL) questionnaire: The translated Bengali version. Trop J Obstet Gynaecol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];36:338-347
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