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Objective: To determine the psychometric properties of the Thai version of international Consultation on Incontinence Questionaire-Vaginal Symptoms (ICIQ-VS).
Methods: This was a cross-sectional, observation study. Women who attended the urogynecology clinic, whether or not they complaining of vaginal symptoms were enrolled. Participants completed the Thai version of ICIQ-VS before being examined by the gynecologists according to the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system. About 2 weeks later, the participants who had no treatment returned to the clinic for completion of the retest questionnaire.
Results: Eighty-six women with a mean age of 54.4 years were recruited. The final Thai version of ICIQ-VS questionnaire was developed. It demonstrated good psychometric properties (validity and reliability). With regard to the construct validity, there were statistically significant difference between the symptomatic group (ICIQ-VS 5a > 0) and the asymptomatic group (ICIQ-VS 5a = 0) assessed by vaginal symptom score (VSS) (P < 0.001), sexual matter score (SMS) (P < 0.001) and quality of life (QoLS) (P < 0.001). The test-retest reliability was considered moderate to excellent for all questions.
Conclusion: The Thai version of ICIQ-VS was successfully validated and could assess the severity of pelvic organ prolapse according to the questionnaire score.
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