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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Brazilian version of the quality of life in epilepsy inventory for adolescents: Translation, validity, and reliability
Author: Barbosa, FD
Guerreiro, MM
de Souza, EAP
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to translate and adapt the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory for Adolescents (QOLIE-AD-48) into Brazilian Portuguese, as well as to evaluate the psychometric properties of this Brazilian version. Methods: The QOLIE-AD-48 Brazilian version was tested with respect to reliability and validity in 93 adolescents with epilepsy. Patients completed the Self-Esteem Inventory (SEI), Children's Depression Evaluation Scale (CDES), and Adverse Events Profile (AEP). A subset of these patients were reexamined after 3-4 weeks to evaluate the test-retest reliability of the inventory. We assessed validity by comparing the QOLIE-AD-48 Brazilian version with external measures. Results: Internal consistency was satisfactory (Cronbach's alpha = 0.87). Test-retest reliability was acceptable as well (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.52-0.81). Moreover, the QOLIE-AD-48 Brazilian version was highly correlated with other scales, demonstrating strong validity. Conclusions: We conclude that the QOLIE-AD-48 Brazilian version has psychometric properties equivalent to those of the original American-English version and is a valid and reliable instrument for assessment of health-related quality of life in adolescents with epilepsy in Brazil or other Portuguese-speaking countries. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: health-related quality of life
Portuguese version of QOLIE-AD-48
Country: EUA
Editor: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Citation: Epilepsy & Behavior. Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 13, n. 1, n. 218, n. 222, 2008.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2008.03.005
Date Issue: 2008
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