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Table 1 Descriptive statistics, correlation, and internal consistency of items if all items in each domain deleted from Arabic Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Questionnaire

From: Arabic translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire in a Saudi population

Domains and their items Mean (SD) Correlated item-total correlation Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted
Bladder function items
How many times do you pass urine in a day 1 0.36 (0.65) 0.306 0.833
How many times do you get up at night to pass urine 2 0.34 (0.70) 0.341 0.832
Do you wet the bed before you wake up at night 3 0.05 (0.26) 0.206 0.835
Do you need to rush hurry to pass urine when you get the urge 4 0.65 (0.91) 0.476 0.825
Do you leak urine with coughing sneezing laughing or exercising 5 0.51 (0.71) 0.502 0.821
Does urine leak when you rush or hurry to the toilet or can’t you make it in time 6 0.40 (0.65) 0.570 0.817
Do you need to strain to empty your bladder 7 0.23 (0.51) 0.395 0.828
Do you have a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying 8 0.51 (0.72) 0.512 0.820
Is your urinary stream urine flow weak, prolonged, or slow 9 0.28 (0.59) 0.406 0.827
Do you have to wear pads because of urinary leakage 10 0.25 (0.62) 0.515 0.821
Do you limit your fluid intake to decrease urinary leakage 11 0.43 (0.75) 0.476 0.823
Do you have frequent bladder infections 12 0.26 (0.54) 0.425 0.826
Does urine leakage affect activities (recreation, socializing, sleeping, shopping) 13 0.22 (0.57) 0.617 0.815
Do you have pain in your bladder or urethra when you empty your bladder 14 0.22 (0.48) 0.422 0.827
How much does your bladder problem bother you 15 0.51 (0.81) 0.677 0.807
Bowel function items
How often do you usually open your bowels 1 0.23 (0.48) 0.177 0.788
How is the consistency of your usual stool 2 0.23 (0.44) 0.228 0.784
Do you have to strain to empty your bowels 3 0.95 (0.78) 0.619 0.745
Do you use laxatives to empty your bowels 4 0.25 (0.55) 0.400 0.771
Do you feel constipated 5 0.79 (0.70) 0.552 0.755
When you get wind or flatus can you control it or does wind leak 6 0.70 (0.82) 0.335 0.781
Do you get an overwhelming sense of urgency to empty bowels 7 0.66 (0.71) 0.413 0.770
Do you leak watery stool when you don’t mean to 8 0.17 (0.42) 0.289 0.780
Do you leak normal stool when you don’t mean to 9 0.09 (0.41) 0.169 0.788
Do you have a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying 10 0.68 (0.74) 0.651 0.742
Do you use finger pressure to help empty your bowel 11 0.53 (0.78) 0.449 0.766
How much does your bowel problem bother you 12 0.80 (0.88) 0.670 0.736
Prolapse symptoms items
Do you have a sensation of tissue protrusion lump bulging in your vagina 1 0.27 (0.63) 0.594 0.699
Do you experience vaginal pressure or heaviness or a dragging sensation 2 0.26 (0.58) 0.646 0.674
Do you have to push back your prolapse in order to void 3 0.06 (0.28) 0.486 0.752
Do you have to push back your prolapse to empty your bowels 4 0.10 (0.38) 0.433 0.753
How much does your prolapse bother you 5 0.27 (0.63) 0.605 0.694
Sexual function items
Do you have sufficient vaginal lubrication during intercourse 3 0.34 (0.47) 0.314 0.586
During intercourse vaginal sensation is 4 0.58 (0.68) 0.346 0.571
Do you feel that your vagina is too loose or lax 5 1.70 (0.75) 0.084 0.649
Do you feel that your vagina is too tight 6 1.68 (0.85) 0.211 0.619
Do you experience pain with sexual intercourse 7 1.98 (0.76) 0.549 0.500
Where does the pain during intercourse occur 8 0.81 (0.47) 0.444 0.560
Do you leak urine during sexual intercourse 9 1.15 (0.46) 0.191 0.609
How much do these sexual issues bother you 10 0.84 (0.90) 0.471 0.523