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Development and Validation of a Sexual-Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ) for Adult Populations in the Republic of Korea

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National Rehabilitation Center, Seoul 01022, Korea
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College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea
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College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(22), 8681; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228681
Received: 16 October 2020 / Revised: 12 November 2020 / Accepted: 19 November 2020 / Published: 23 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Sexual Health and Sexual Rights)
A Sexual Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ) that can apply to a wide range of Korean populations, including disabled people, was necessary for comprehensive research on improving clinical practice of sexual education and developing sex-related intervention programs. We developed the SOQ and tested its validity with exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and multi-trait/-item matrix analyses. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach’s α coefficient for item total correlations. We studied a total of 334 married or previously married adults with no cognitive impairment in the community settings. The eleven survey items were included in the final SOQ. Three factors were found: The first, “personal benefit”, was devoted to the impact of one’s sexual life and included four questions about the health-promoting effects and their recognition of healthiness, youth, and vitality as benefits of their sexual life. The second, “relational value”, included four questions about sex as an expression of love and means of communication, and its effect on the improvement of their relationship with their spouse (partner). The third, “sexual endeavor”, included three questions about the handling of sex-related problems, consulting with an expert, and sexual education. The questionnaire can briefly measure the sexual outlook of any married or previously married adult, regardless of disability. View Full-Text
Keywords: sexual health; surveys and questionnaires; population health sexual health; surveys and questionnaires; population health
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Kim, S.H.; Lee, H.Y.; Lee, S.Y.; Lee, B.S. Development and Validation of a Sexual-Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ) for Adult Populations in the Republic of Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8681. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228681

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Kim SH, Lee HY, Lee SY, Lee BS. Development and Validation of a Sexual-Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ) for Adult Populations in the Republic of Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(22):8681. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228681

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Kim, Sun H., Hyang Y. Lee, Seung Y. Lee, and Bum S. Lee 2020. "Development and Validation of a Sexual-Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ) for Adult Populations in the Republic of Korea" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 22: 8681. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17228681

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