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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2014 Dec;20(4):255-265. Korean. Original Article.
Oh J , Kim JH .
Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.
College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

PURPOSE: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Questionnaire (PCOSQ) was developed to measure health-related quality of life of women who had polycystic ovary syndrome. The purpose of this study was to exam reliability and validity of the Korean version of PCOSQ. METHODS: sample of 101 women who had polycystic ovarian syndrome was recruited from outpatient gynecology clinics. Factor analysis was carried out to verify the composition of dimensions of the Korean version of PCOSQ. Concurrent validity was examined by assessing the correlation between the PCOSQ and health related quality of life, and convergent validity was evaluated by testing correlation between PCOSQ and depression. Reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha. RESULTS: The content validity was satisfactory (CVI=0.85). Factor analysis identified 5 factors, and factor loadings of the PCOSQ ranged from .48 to .90. Correlation was found between the PCOSQ and health related quality of life (Physical component score: r=.33, p=.001; Mental component score: r=.44, p<.001) and between the PCOSQ and depression (r=-.36, p<.001). The Cronbach's alpha of the PCOSQ was .93, indicating reliable reliability. CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that the Korean version of PCOSQ is a reliable and valid instrument for evaluating Korean-speaking women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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