Uterine Fibroid Symptom Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire
About the UFS-QOL
The Uterine Fibroid Symptom Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (UFS-QOL) is a tool specifically designed to assess the symptoms associated with uterine fibroid tumors. It was developed through a grant provided by SIR Foundation by past SIR President James B. Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR, in conjunction with the RAND Corporation, and is currently in use by several research groups.
The UFS-QOL is a self-reported questionnaire used to measure both a patient's objective pre-treatment and post-treatment symptoms (i.e. bleeding, cramping) and subjective experience (i.e. a patient feeling "blue" or "less productive"). Answers to the questionnaire may indicate the severity of the patient's condition without more invasive measures and could subsequently aid in determining treatment.
The UFS-QOL is available for use in research studies in a variety of translations. Any USF-QOL translations are provided by third parties that have not been evaluated or hired by the SIR Foundation. Consequently, the SIR Foundation offers the translations solely as a courtesy and without any warranties as to their quality or accuracy, and further disclaims any liability for reliance on the translation. The translations listed below may not have undergone a full linguistic validation process and may require further work to be suitable for use in a study. This list of translations is subject to constant changes, therefore please check the status of translations with SIR Foundation.
To request the use of this questionnaire, please complete the UFS-QOL Request Form. Please note that if the research study is industry-related, SIR Foundation charges a fee for the use of the instrument.
If you have any questions regarding the UFS-QOL, please contact the coordinator of research and grants.