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The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric properties.
Hum Reprod. 2011 Aug; 26(8):2084-91.HR

Abstract

BACKGROUND

To develop the first international instrument to measure fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) in men and women experiencing fertility problems, to evaluate the preliminary psychometric properties of this new tool and to translate FertiQoL into multiple languages.

METHOD

We conducted a survey, both online and in fertility clinics in USA, Australia/New Zealand, Canada and UK. A total of 1414 people with fertility problems participated. The main outcome measure was the FertiQoL tool.

RESULTS

FertiQoL consists of 36 items that assess core (24 items) and treatment-related quality of life (QoL) (10 items) and overall life and physical health (2 items). Cronbach reliability statistics for the Core and Treatment FertiQoL (and subscales) were satisfactory and in the range of 0.72 and 0.92. Sensitivity analyses showed that FertiQoL detected expected relations between QoL and gender, parity and support-seeking. FertiQoL was translated into 20 languages by the same translation team with each translation verified by local bilingual fertility experts.

CONCLUSIONS

FertiQoL is a reliable measure of the impact of fertility problems and its treatment on QoL. Future research should establish its use in cross-cultural research and clinical work.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Tower Building, Park Place, Cardiff Wales CF10 3AT, UK. boivin@cardiff.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21665875

Citation

Boivin, Jacky, et al. "The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) Tool: Development and General Psychometric Properties." Human Reproduction (Oxford, England), vol. 26, no. 8, 2011, pp. 2084-91.
Boivin J, Takefman J, Braverman A. The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric properties. Hum Reprod. 2011;26(8):2084-91.
Boivin, J., Takefman, J., & Braverman, A. (2011). The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric properties. Human Reproduction (Oxford, England), 26(8), 2084-91. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/der171
Boivin J, Takefman J, Braverman A. The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) Tool: Development and General Psychometric Properties. Hum Reprod. 2011;26(8):2084-91. PubMed PMID: 21665875.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric properties. AU - Boivin,Jacky, AU - Takefman,Janet, AU - Braverman,Andrea, Y1 - 2011/06/10/ PY - 2011/6/14/entrez PY - 2011/6/15/pubmed PY - 2011/12/13/medline SP - 2084 EP - 91 JF - Human reproduction (Oxford, England) JO - Hum Reprod VL - 26 IS - 8 N2 - BACKGROUND: To develop the first international instrument to measure fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) in men and women experiencing fertility problems, to evaluate the preliminary psychometric properties of this new tool and to translate FertiQoL into multiple languages. METHOD: We conducted a survey, both online and in fertility clinics in USA, Australia/New Zealand, Canada and UK. A total of 1414 people with fertility problems participated. The main outcome measure was the FertiQoL tool. RESULTS: FertiQoL consists of 36 items that assess core (24 items) and treatment-related quality of life (QoL) (10 items) and overall life and physical health (2 items). Cronbach reliability statistics for the Core and Treatment FertiQoL (and subscales) were satisfactory and in the range of 0.72 and 0.92. Sensitivity analyses showed that FertiQoL detected expected relations between QoL and gender, parity and support-seeking. FertiQoL was translated into 20 languages by the same translation team with each translation verified by local bilingual fertility experts. CONCLUSIONS: FertiQoL is a reliable measure of the impact of fertility problems and its treatment on QoL. Future research should establish its use in cross-cultural research and clinical work. SN - 1460-2350 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21665875/The_fertility_quality_of_life__FertiQoL__tool:_development_and_general_psychometric_properties_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/humrep/der171 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -