Validity of The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQol) Questionnaire in Indonesian Infertile Women

Abstract

Introduction

Infertility in Indonesia has an estimated prevalence as high as 22.3%, with the nature of the problem and its treatment could be devastating, it could affect quality of life and vice versa influence successful of the treatment. The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQol) Questionnaire was specifically designed for infertility couples and has been demonstrated to have good properties. Studies in several countries has showed consistency in validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Precedently there has been no published study about Fertiqol in Indonesia, this preliminary study is to measure validity and reliability of FertiQol questionnaire among Indonesian infertility women.


Material & Methods

This is a cross-sectional study, a written Fertiqol Questionnaire Indonesian version (www.Fertiqol.org) were distribute to Infertility clinic in Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, total of 129 women completed the questionnaire. Statistical analysis used SPSS version 23.0. The questionnaire were tested for validity with Pearson’s correlation with two tailed and Cronbach α coefficient for reliability.

Results

FertiQol were completed by 129 women with infertility problem. The mean of total FertiQol score was 70.49±11.44, score for emotional, mind/body, relational, environment and tolerability was respectively 63.79±18.86; 66.05±18.22; 75.19.±15.11; 68.99±18.63; 75.64±16.55; 66.23±19.17. Reliability of Fertiqol was high (Cronbach a > 0.70) with every item of questionnaires was valid ( r> 0.1729).

Conclusion

This study showed that FertiQol Indonesian version are valid and reliable in measured quality of life among infertility women in Indonesia.