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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.

  • 3-month recall version:  Arabic for Israel, Czech for Czech Republic, Danish for Denmark, Dutch for Belgium, English for Malaysia, English for New Zealand, English for UK, English for USA, Finnish for Finland, French for Belgium, French for Canada, French for France, German for Austria, German for Germany, German for Italy, Haitian for USA, Hebrew for Israel, Hungarian for Hungry, Italian for Italy, Japanese for Japan, Lithuanian for Lithuania, Malaysian for Singapore, Mandarin for China, Mandarin for Malaysia, Mandarin for Singapore, Mandarin for Taiwan, Norwegian for Norway, Polish for Poland, Portuguese for Portugal, Romanian for Romania, Russian for Israel, Russian for Latvia, Russian for Lithuania, Russian for Russia, Russian for Ukraine, Slovak for Slovakia, Spanish for Puerto Rico, Spanish for Spain, Spanish for USA, Swedish for Sweden, Ukrainian for Ukraine,
  • 1-month recall version: English for USA
  • 4-week recall version:  Afrikaans for South Africa, Bulgarian for Bulgaria, Czech for Czech Republic, English for USA, Hebrew for Israel, Japanese for Japan, Malaysian for Malaysia, Mandarin for China, Spanish for USA

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. 


Contact information

If you have any questions regarding the UFS-QOL, please contact the coordinator of research and grants.