Turkish Adaptation of the ADORE: A Study of Validity and Reliability

Cicek Ozdemir S., ŞENTÜRK ERENEL A.

Health Education and Behavior, vol.51, no.4, pp.648-656, 2024 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/10901981231218950
  • Journal Name: Health Education and Behavior
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, PASCAL, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Communication & Mass Media Index, Communication Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, SportDiscus, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.648-656
  • Keywords: female, reliability, sexual quality of life, validity, women
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


It is obvious that current tools in literature that are used to measure female’s sexual quality of life focus only on the objective dimension of sexual function, failing to examine quality of life on a multidimensional level. The aim of this research is to examine the validity and reliability of the ADORE for Turkish society. In the methodological research, 500 females were included. The research data was collected with “Descriptive Information Form” “ADORE” and “Sexual Quality of Life-Female (SQOL-F).” ADORE is a five-Likert-type type and 36-item scale that was developed to assess female’s sexual quality of life. It has six sub-dimensions. It is stated that ADORE can better evaluate female’s sexual quality of life holistically and contextually. The validity of ADORE was analyzed as linguistic, content, and construct validities. In determining the reliability of the scale, item-total score correlation, Cronbach alpha (Cr α) coefficient, Pearson correlation, split-half analysis, test–retest, and parallel form were used. Content validity index was found to be 0.90. The confirmatory factor analysis was performed for construct validity. ADORE’s Cr α reliability coefficient was determined to be.95. According to ADORE test–retest analyses, it was found that there is a positively strong and statistically high significant correlation among scores of the scale. It was determined that there is an acceptable correlation between ADORE and SQOL-F. In determining female’s sexual quality of life in Turkish society, ADORE is a valid and reliable scale. It is a useful scale for health professionals working in the clinic to evaluate female’s sexual quality of life.