Validation of web-based administration of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire (PISQ-12)

Brent A. Parnell, Gena C. Dunivan, Annamarie Connolly, Mary L. Jannelli, Ellen C. Wells, Elizabeth J. Geller

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Introduction and hypothesis: We studied a web-based version of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire (PISQ-12). Methods: A randomized crossover study in which subjects completed both a web-based and paper-based version of the PISQ-12, with a 2-week separation between the completion of the two versions. Demographic data and questionnaire preferences were also assessed. Group 1 completed the web version first, and group 2 completed the paper version first. Results: We recruited 52 women and 50 (96.2%) completed the study. Demographic data were similar for the two groups. There was no difference in total PISQ-12 score (P = 0.41) and a high degree of correlation between versions (r = 0.88). Women preferred the web-based PISQ-12 (77.6%) over the paper-based version. Conclusion: The web-based version of the PISQ-12 is a reliable alternative to the standard paper-based version and was preferred by women in this study regardless of age, race, and education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011



  • PISQ-12
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Quality of life
  • Sexual function
  • Web-based questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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