The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Quality of Life scale (PCOSQOL): development and preliminary validation .
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AbstractPolycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine disorder amongst women, which can negatively impact quality of life. Research proposes that a more sensitive PCOS quality of life measure is needed. This study aims to develop and initially validate a quality of life scale for women with the condition in the United Kingdom. Women with PCOS (n = 714) took part in the development and initial validation of the 35-item polycystic ovary syndrome quality of life scale (PCOSQOL)(α = .95). Subscales include Impact of PCOS (α = .95), Infertility (α = .95), Hirsutism (α = .97) and Mood (α = .89). The PCOSQOL scale represents aspects of quality of life important to women with PCOS and may be more sensitive for use in the clinical and research settings.
CitationWilliams, S., Sheffield, D., and Knibb, R. C. (2018) ‘The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Quality of Life scale (PCOSQOL): development and preliminary validation’, Health Psychology Open, 5 (2). doi: 10.1177/2055102918788195
JournalHealth Psychology Open
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