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The Impact of Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire (IF-CPPQ): a validation study

The Impact of Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire (IF-CPPQ): a validation study
The Impact of Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire (IF-CPPQ): a validation study

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the validity, reliability, and factor structure of the Impact of Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire (IF-CPPQ).

Methods: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire study that was administered online. To be eligible to participate, women had to have experienced chronic pelvic pain (CPP) for a minimum of three months and be at least 18 years of age. A total of 969 women (mean age 35.4y, SD = 12.0) took part. The main outcome measure was the IF-CPPQ. Additional validated measures that assessed related constructs were also administered. Principal axis factor analysis (PAF) was used to assess the factor structure of the IF-CPPQ. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's alpha. Convergent and discriminant validity was assessed using Pearson correlations between factor scores on the IF-CPPQ and measures of related constructs. The consistency and model fit of the resulting factor structure was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis.

Results: The final 26-item questionnaire comprised five factors (Psychological Impact, Sexual Impact, Relationship Impact, Occupational Impact, and Emotional Impact). Findings suggested good convergent and discriminant validity and internal consistency.

Discussion: The findings indicate that the IF-CPPQ is a reliable and valid measure of the impact of CPP on women. While the IF-CPPQ has the potential for multiple uses within research and clinical practice, further research is needed to determine the questionnaire's ability to detect clinically meaningful changes with treatment.

chronic pelvic pain, factor analysis, psychometric, quality of life, questionnaire, reliability, validation
0749-8047
Al-Abbadey, Miznah
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Liossi, Christina
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Graham, Cynthia A.
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Al-Abbadey, Miznah
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Graham, Cynthia A.
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Al-Abbadey, Miznah, Liossi, Christina and Graham, Cynthia A. (2019) The Impact of Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire (IF-CPPQ): a validation study. The Clinical Journal of Pain. (doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000703).

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the validity, reliability, and factor structure of the Impact of Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Questionnaire (IF-CPPQ).

Methods: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire study that was administered online. To be eligible to participate, women had to have experienced chronic pelvic pain (CPP) for a minimum of three months and be at least 18 years of age. A total of 969 women (mean age 35.4y, SD = 12.0) took part. The main outcome measure was the IF-CPPQ. Additional validated measures that assessed related constructs were also administered. Principal axis factor analysis (PAF) was used to assess the factor structure of the IF-CPPQ. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's alpha. Convergent and discriminant validity was assessed using Pearson correlations between factor scores on the IF-CPPQ and measures of related constructs. The consistency and model fit of the resulting factor structure was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis.

Results: The final 26-item questionnaire comprised five factors (Psychological Impact, Sexual Impact, Relationship Impact, Occupational Impact, and Emotional Impact). Findings suggested good convergent and discriminant validity and internal consistency.

Discussion: The findings indicate that the IF-CPPQ is a reliable and valid measure of the impact of CPP on women. While the IF-CPPQ has the potential for multiple uses within research and clinical practice, further research is needed to determine the questionnaire's ability to detect clinically meaningful changes with treatment.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 February 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 March 2019
Keywords: chronic pelvic pain, factor analysis, psychometric, quality of life, questionnaire, reliability, validation

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Local EPrints ID: 428467
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428467
ISSN: 0749-8047
PURE UUID: 3fb0f145-19c8-40aa-9950-1ff27e43e000
ORCID for Miznah Al-Abbadey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6307-9196
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 28 Feb 2019 17:30
Last modified: 03 Apr 2019 00:31

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