Research and registries

Uterine Fibroid Symptom Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire
(UFS-QOL)

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. To request 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 Audrey Ford or call 703-460-5580.