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Translation and validation of the Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life (UFS-QOL) questionnaire for the Brazilian Portuguese language

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Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito ; Daniela Alves Malzone-Lott ; Mayra Fernanda Sandoval Fagundes [3] ; Pedro Sérgio Magnani [4] ; Mariana Alves Fernandes Arouca [5] ; Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto [6] ; Antônio Alberto Nogueira [7]
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: São Paulo Medical Journal; v. 135, n. 2, p. 107-115, 2017-03-13.

ABSTRACT CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Uterine fibroids (UF), also known as leiomyomas, are the most prevalent gynecological tumors. The Uterine Fibroid Symptoms and Quality of Life (UFS-QOL) is the only specific questionnaire that assesses symptom intensity and quality-of-life issues for women with symptomatic UF; however, it only exists in the English language. Thus, we aimed to translate and culturally validate the UFS-QOL questionnaire for the Brazilian Portuguese language. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, FMRP-USP. METHODS: 113 patients with UF (case group) and 55 patients without UF (control group) were interviewed using the UFS-QOL questionnaire after translation and cultural adaptation. The Short Form-36 questionnaire was used as a control. Demographic and psychometric variables were analyzed. RESULTS: Women with UF presented higher mean age, body mass index, weight, parity and comorbidities than the control group (P < 0.05). The most prevalent complaints were abnormal uterine bleeding (93.8%), pelvic pain (36.3%) and extrinsic compression (10.6%) and these presented adequate construct validity regarding UFS-QOL severity (P < 0.05). The UFS-QOL questionnaire presented good internal consistency regarding symptom severity and quality-of-life-related domains (intraclass correlation coefficient, ICC = 0.82/0.88). Structural validity presented correlation coefficients ranging from 0.59 to 0.91. Test-retest comparison did not show differences among the UFS-QOL subscales. After treatment, women with UF presented improvements on all subscales. CONCLUSION: The UFS-QOL questionnaire presented adequate translation to the Brazilian Portuguese language, with good internal consistency, discriminant validity, construct validity, structural validity and responsiveness, along with adequate test-retest results. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/04039-4 - Validation and translation of the English Questionnaire Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life to Portuguese language
Grantee:Mayra Fernanda Sandoval Fagundes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation