Validation test of Indonesian Female Sexual Function Index (Indonesian FSFI)

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Background:Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) is a multidimensional questionnaire that can show female sexual function. This questionnaire consists of 6 domains in which sexual desire, sexual arousal, lubrication, orgasm, sexual satisfaction and pain (19 questions in total). The questionnaire is useful for early detection of female sexual dysfunction complaints. The validated questionnaires are useful to support the overall validity of research data.

Purpose:To obtain an Indonesian FSFI questionnaire that is in accordance with the original questionnaire as well as valid and reliable for the usage in the Indonesian population.

Methods:Series ofvalidation testare conducted through several stages: forward translation, expert panel, backward-translation, pre-testing and cognitive interviewing, final version and documentation. The study was conducted by collecting data from 107 patients in reproductive health age (18-35 years old) in Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta province, from January to March 2018.

Results:Indonesian version of Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI-I) iseasy also excellent to understand and assess the sexual function of women). The test value more than 0.300 (0.326-0.623)was considered as valid. One question (number 19) is 0.282, less than 0.300 but still valid because the value is more than r-table. Reliabilitytestof questionnaire was performed using Cronbach's Alpha with a high significant result of 0.844. Reliabilityretest testwas evaluated using V Aiken with a result of 0.833 showingFSFI having good content validity for all groups.

Conclusions:Indonesian version Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI-I) is valid and reliable in this study; however, it requires further study with larger samples widely used in Indonesia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBali Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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