The aim of this study was to compare the electronic personal assessment pelvic floor questionnaire, ePAQ-PF, to the paper-based Queensland pelvic floor questionnaire.TheQQ-10 was used as a comparative measure of the Value and Burden of use of these questionnaires. The study also sought to examine the acceptability of the questionnaires to older women and to compare the completion rates of the sexual function sections.
It is well recognised that urogynaecological symptoms can have a detrimental effect on patient quality of life. Multiple questionnaires have been designed to capture this effect. Two recently developed comparable specific instruments are the Queensland Pelvic Floor Questionnaire and the Electronic Pelvic Floor Symptoms Assessment Questionnaire (ePAQ-PF). Both assess all pelvic floor complaints, including bladder, bowel and sexual function and prolapse symptoms. They also estimate the impact of these symptoms on patient’s quality of life. The QQ-10 is a ten-item questionnaire that was originally designed to measure the face validity of ePAQ-PF. It comprises a series of positive( Value)and negative(Burden)statements relating to patients experience of questionnaire use, each with a five point Likert response scale relating to their agreement with these statements.