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Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire (WSFQ) in persons with heart disease: A pilot study
University of Gävle.
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cardiology . Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7097-392X
Umeå University.
University of Örebro.
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2010 (English)In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING, ISSN 1474-5151, Vol. 9, no 3, 168-174 p.Article 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 Cronbachs 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 Science B.V., Amsterdam. , 2010. Vol. 9, no 3, 168-174 p.
Keyword [en]
Heart disease, Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire, Validity, Reliability
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-59723DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2009.12.004ISI: 000281487200006OAI: diva2:353176
Available from: 2010-09-24 Created: 2010-09-24 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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