Adaptation, validation and reliability of the Massachusetts General Hospital-Sexual Functioning Questionnaire in a Colombian sample and factorial equivalence with the Spanish version Academic Article


  • Sexual dysfunctions are a highly prevalent problem. It is necessary to have instrumentsadapted to the Colombian population in order to evaluate their sexual functioningbecause to date none of them have been validated. The aim of this study was to adapt andvalidate the Massachusetts General Hospital-Sexual Functioning Questionnaire in Colombianpopulation, and compare it with a similar sample from Spain. Two different samples were usedin this study. On one hand, a sample of expert judges who performed the cultural adaptation andthe evaluation of the scale, and on the other hand, a second end sample of 1117 participants-men and women of both nationalities- who answered the questionnaire -together with othersthrougha virtual platform. Some of the items were adjusted based on the initial results of theevaluation by the expert judges. Cronbach’s alpha between .81 and .92 were obtained afterthe application of the test. The psychometric properties of the scale are adequate and thisinstrument properly correlates with other criterion variables. Construct validity was evaluatedusing factorial invariance. The unidimensional configural model for men (RMSEA = .000; CFI = 1)and for women (RMSEA = .048, CFI = .997) had an adequate fit, and a level of strict invariancewas also reached. Screening can be performed with this first validated scale in order to evaluatethe sexua

publication date

  • 2016/1/1


  • Construct Validity
  • Cultural Adaptation
  • Equivalence
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Evaluation
  • General Hospitals
  • Invariance
  • Nationality
  • Population
  • Psychometrics
  • Questionnaire
  • Screening
  • Sexual
  • Spain
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • chemotactic factor inactivator
  • construct validity
  • equivalence
  • evaluation
  • expert
  • nationality
  • psychometrics
  • questionnaire

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1138-7416

number of pages

  • 9

start page

  • 88

end page

  • 97