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Cultural adaptation of the female pelvic floor questionnaire (FPFQ) into French

Abstract : Aims: The Female pelvic floor questionnaire (FPFQ) is a self-administered tool on pelvic floor function. Our aim was to carry out a cultural adaptation of the FPFQ into French and to assess its psychometric properties. Methods: After cross-cultural adaptation into French, acceptability and reliability of the questionnaire were assessed through a sample of 56 women in a test-retest. Discriminative construct validity was evaluated by comparing the results obtained by the FPFQ to those of other validated questionnaires. Longitudinal follow-up of the 282 pregnant women included in the PreNatal Pelvic floor Prevention trial (3PN) was used to analyze responsiveness. Results: The proportion of missing data did not exceed 4% for questions about bladder function, bowel function and pelvic organ prolapse; 10% for issues related to sexual function. Question 9 was considered difficult to understand by 14% of women. After rewriting, this issue was retested in a new sample of 52 women and presented no further problems. The intra-class correlation coefficient was greater than or equal to 0.7 for all domains during the test-retest. The FPFQ was strongly and significantly correlated (Spearman r>0.5) with the other validated questionnaires. The French version of FPFQ recorded changes in urinary and sexual symptoms for the women involved in 3PN trial with a standardized response mean equal to 0.83 and 0.44, respectively. Conclusion: The French version of the FPFQ is self-administered, reliable, valid, and can detect a change in symptoms during follow-up.
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Julia Deparis, Véronique Bonniaud, David Desseauve, Joëlle Guilhot, Margot Masanovic, et al.. Cultural adaptation of the female pelvic floor questionnaire (FPFQ) into French. Neurourology and Urodynamics, Wiley, 2015, ⟨10.1002/nau.22932⟩. ⟨inserm-01262619⟩



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