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Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire (WSFQ) in persons with heart disease: A pilot study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
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2010 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 9, no 3, 168-174 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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 "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.

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2010. Vol. 9, no 3, 168-174 p.
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Heart disease, Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire, Validity, Reliability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135020DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2009.12.004ISI: 000281487200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-135020DiVA: diva2:374301
Available from: 2010-12-03 Created: 2010-12-03 Last updated: 2010-12-03Bibliographically approved

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