Psychometric properties of the persian language version of the female sexual function index among postmenopausal women

Babakhanian, M. and Ghazanfarpour, M. and Najafi, M. N. and Dizavandi, F. R. and Khadivzadeh, T. and Safaei, M. and Nooghabi, M. J. (2018) Psychometric properties of the persian language version of the female sexual function index among postmenopausal women. Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association, 19 (4). pp. 187-192.

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Abstract

Objective: The present research aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Persian language version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) among postmenopausal women. Material and Methods: This secondary analysis examined 402 healthy postmenopausal Iranian women presenting to healthcare centers across Iran. The sampling method was convenience sampling. The translation of the FSFI and its cross-cultural adaptation were conducted under the guidelines proposed by Beaton. The reliability (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and test-rest reliability) and construct validity confirmatory factor analysis) were assessed. Model fitting index such as the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA), the Goodness of Fit Index (GFI) and the Comparative Fit Index (CFI) was calculated. Results: The mean age of the study participants was 53.63±7.8 years. Test-retest reliability was high for both the entire scale (r=0.964; p<0.001) and its six dimensions (0.76-0.94; p<0.001). The Cronbach’s alpha of the entire scale and its dimensions was greater than 0.80. The original six-factor was used, which showed a relatively poor fit (χ2=667.054; p<0.001; χ2/df=4.86; GFI=0.92; RMSEA=0.098; GFI=0.85). After adding three correlated error terms to the six-factor model, an acceptable fit was obtained (χ2=470.542; p<0.001; χ2/df=3.51; CFI=0.95; RMSEA=0.079; GFI=0.89). Conclusion: According to our results, the FSFI tool indicated a satisfactory fit for a six-factor model, as similar to the original English version, for use in clinical practice and research regarding healthy postmenopausal Iranian women. More research needs to be conducted on this scale to assess all of its psychometric properties. © 2018 by the Turkish-German Gynecological Education and Research Foundation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Babakhanian, M.; Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Semnan University of Medical SciencesIran; email: masumeh.ghazanfarpour@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Confirmatory factor analysis Female sexual function index Psychometric properties adult article construct validity controlled study convenience sample Cronbach alpha coefficient female human human experiment Iran Iranian (citizen) language major clinical study middle aged Persian (people) postmenopause practice guideline rest secondary analysis test retest reliability
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WP Gynecology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2020 06:10
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2020 06:10
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17220

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