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Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire (WSFQ) in persons with heart disease: A pilot study
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2010 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 168-174Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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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Elsevier , 2010. Vol. 9, no 3, p. 168-174
Keywords [en]
Heart disease, Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire, Validity, Reliabilty
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-10219DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2009.12.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-10219DiVA, id: diva2:389508
Available from: 2011-01-19 Created: 2011-01-19 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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Brunt, DavidFridlund, BengtPersson, SylviRask, Mikael

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