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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality of life of neurogenic patients: translation and validation of the Portuguese version of Qualiveen
Author: D'Ancona, CAL
Tamanini, JT
Botega, N
Lavoura, N
Ferreira, R
Leitao, V
Lopes, MHBM
Abstract: Questionnaires for adequate assessment of the urinary function of neurological patients are not available in Portuguese. The Qualiveen, developed in France for evaluation of general and urinary-related impact on QoL, has been successfully used in neurological patients. To translate the Qualiveen, to adapt it crossculturally, and to validate it for Portuguese. Fifty-one patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS), and myelomeningocele (MMC) completed both Qualiveen and the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF) twice, at an mean interval of 15.5 days. A reliability study revealed internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha coefficients 0.75-0.90 for all four domains). Test-retest reliability demonstrated moderate to strong stability (intraclass correlation coefficient range from 0.62 to 0.86). Construct validity was assessed using the Qualiveen's scores and ICIQ-SF final score. It was significant for the majority of Qualiveen's score domains compared with the ICIQ-SF final score. The Portuguese version of the Qualiveen was successfully adapted and validated. It can be used for evaluation of general and urinary QoL in neurological patients.
Subject: Quality of life
Qualiveen questionnaire
Neurogenic patients
Country: Holanda
Editor: Springer
Citation: International Urology And Nephrology. Springer, v. 41, n. 1, n. 29, n. 33, 2009.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11255-008-9402-3
Date Issue: 2009
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