For women having surgical treatment for endometriosis, we determined that the SAQ is a valid and responsive tool. Endometriosis adversely affects sexual quality of life. Suitable validated sexual quality of life instruments for endometriosis are lacking both in clinical practice and for research. A total of women with proven endometriosis undergoing medical or surgical treatment were included in an observational study conducted between 1 January and 31 December in two French tertiary care centers. Both hospitals are reference centers for endometriosis treatment.
Fallowfield's Sexual Activity Questionnaire (FSAQ)
The Sexual Activity Questionnaire: a measure of women's sexual functioning.
Sexual activity is an important dimension of quality of life. Therefore it is important to assess the impact that any treatment may have on sexual functioning so that patients can be warned of possible side effects and interventions offered to help ameliorate these. The Sexual Activity Questionnaire SAQ was developed to investigate the impact of long-term tamoxifen on the sexual functioning of women at high risk of developing breast cancer. It was also tested on a sample of women with no such risk.