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Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire (WSFQ) in persons with heart disease: A pilot study

Kristofferzon, Marja-Leena; Johansson, Ingela; Brannstrom, Margareta; Arenhall, Eva; Baigi, Amir; Brunt, David; Fridlund, Bengt; Nilsson, Ulrica; Persson, Sylvi and Rask, Mikael, et al. (2010) In European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 9(3). p.168-174
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Background As part of preparation for a Swedish multicentre study, exploring sexual and married life in patients with myocardial infarction and their partners, a Swedish validated instrument was required Aims The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire (WSFQ) among persons with a heart disease Methods A convenience sample of 79 persons (47 men and 32 women) living with a heart disease was recruited from the members of the National Association of Heart and Lung Patients They completed a Swedish version of the WSFQ on two occasions Results Two separate factor analyses each revealed a two-factor structure on both occasions "Sexual appetite" and... (More)
Background As part of preparation for a Swedish multicentre study, exploring sexual and married life in patients with myocardial infarction and their partners, a Swedish validated instrument was required Aims The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire (WSFQ) among persons with a heart disease Methods A convenience sample of 79 persons (47 men and 32 women) living with a heart disease was recruited from the members of the National Association of Heart and Lung Patients They completed a Swedish version of the WSFQ on two occasions Results Two separate factor analyses each revealed a two-factor structure on both occasions "Sexual appetite" and "Sexual expectations" with gender-neutral questions and "Sexual sensitiveness" and "Sexual ability" with gender-specific questions Cronbach's alpha coefficients ranged from 0 48 to 0 86 and test-retest values for all but one question exceeded 0.70 Conclusions The Swedish version of the WSFQ showed good validity and stability and acceptable internal homogeneity Extended evaluations of the questionnaire are recommended (C) 2009 European Society of Cardiology Published by Elsevier B V All rights reserved (Less)
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  author       = {Kristofferzon, Marja-Leena and Johansson, Ingela and Brannstrom, Margareta and Arenhall, Eva and Baigi, Amir and Brunt, David and Fridlund, Bengt and Nilsson, Ulrica and Persson, Sylvi and Rask, Mikael and Wieslander, Inger and Ivarsson, Bodil},
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  keyword      = {Validity,Reliability,Heart disease,Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {168--174},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing},
  title        = {Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire (WSFQ) in persons with heart disease: A pilot study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2009.12.004},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2010},
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