FertiQoL consists of 36 items scored according to 5 response categories. The response scale has a range of 0 to 4. Higher scores mean higher quality of life. Categories and scales are:
|Very poor (0)||Very dissatisfied (0)||Always (0)||An extreme amount (0)||Completely (0)|
|Poor (1)||Dissatisfied (1)||Very often (1)||Very much (1)||A great deal (1)|
|Nor good nor poor (2)||Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (2)||Quite often (2)||A moderate amount (2)||Moderately (2)|
|Good (3)||Satisfied (3)||Seldom (3)||A little (3)||Not much (3)|
|Very good (4)||Very satisfied (4)||Never (4)||Not at all (4)||Not at all (4)|
Subscale and Total Scores
FertiQoL yields six subscales and three total scales with a range of 0 to 100. Two additional single items (marked A & B on the FertiQoL questionnaire) capture an overall evaluation of physical health and satisfaction with quality of life and not used in FertiQoL scoring. Items marked ‘Q’ in the questionnaire are Core FertiQoL items and those marked ‘T’ are Treatment FertiQoL items. Items relevant for each subscale:
Subscale and Total Scoring
Scoring consists of three steps.
1) Reverse items.
2) Calculate raw scores by summing all items that belong to the subscale or total scale. For the Core FertiQoL add all ‘Q’ items (24 items). For the Treatment FertiQoL add all the ‘T’ items (10 items). For the Total FertiQoL add all Core and Treatment items (34 items).
3) To compute scaled scores for the subscale and total scales, multiply the relevant raw score by 25/k, where k is the number of items in the subscale. The scaled scores range is 0 to 100.
Downloads (Jan 2012)
Scoring example (jpeg)
FertiQoL Scoring (pdf)