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Introduction:


Pelvic floor dysfunctions have an impact on women’s sexual function. A Chilean study found that 74% of women have pelvic floor dysfunctions, but there is no validated tool for them.




Objective:


To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12) for assessing sexual function in Chilean women with pelvic floor dysfunctions.




Methods:


A cross-sectional study of psychometrics in 217 women with pelvic floor dysfunction, age 18 or older, and sexually active (last 6 months). Non-probability, convenience sampling. Tool: PISQ-12. Experts checked content validity, construct validity with confirmatory factor analysis, reliability with Cronbach’s alpha, and discriminating capacity with Pearson and McDonald’s omega.




Results:


The population is mainly perimenopausal, highly educated with no income and with urinary incontinence (89.4%). The psychometric analysis supports a three-factor structure: sexual response, female sexual problems, and male sexual problems, with a good (α= 0.85), acceptable (α= 0.73), and poor (α= 0.63) reliability, respectively, but McDonald’s omega was acceptable for all three. These were related to age (rs: -0.33), education (rs: 0.36), number of pregnancies (rs: -0.18) and vaginal births (rs: -0.25).




Conclusions:


PISQ-12 is valid and reliable for measuring sexual dimensions and problems. Age, education, and a number of pregnancies and vaginal births are moderately correlated to sexual response.


Carolina Bascur-Castillo, Universidad de Concepción, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Obstetricia y Puericultura, Concepción, Chile.

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Roberto Neisser Palominos, Hospital Provincia Cordillera, Unidad de Ginecología CRS, Santiago, Chile

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Cristhian Pérez-Villalobos, Universidad de Concepción, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Educación Médica. Concepción, Chile

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Mercedes Carrasco-Portiño, Departamento de Obstetricia y Puericultura. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de Concepción. Chile.

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Bascur-Castillo, C., Neisser Palominos, R., Pérez-Villalobos, C., & Carrasco-Portiño, M. (2024). Psychometric properties of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12) on Chilean women. Colombia Medica, 52(3), e2064198. https://doi.org/10.25100/cm.v52i3.4198

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Received 2020-02-11
Accepted 2021-11-29
Published 2024-04-18