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TitleValidation of the quality of life questionnaire of the European foundation for osteoporosis (QUALEFFO-31) in Chinese
 
AuthorsLai, BMH1
Tsang, SWY1
Lam, CLK1
Kung, AWC1
 
KeywordsChinese
Construct validation
Health-related quality of life
Morphometric fracture
Osteoporosis
QUALEFFO-31
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/10067/
 
CitationClinical Rheumatology, 2010, v. 29 n. 9, p. 965-972 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-010-1495-2
 
AbstractQUALEFFO-31 is a recently developed disease-specific instrument derived from QUALEFFO-41 and intended to have improved efficacy and response rates. We aimed to validate QUALEFFO-31 in Chinese and examine the use of QUALEFFO-31 in clinical practice. This questionnaire was translated into Chinese and applied to 118 case-control pairs aged between 50 and 85 years with prevalent osteoporotic vertebral fractures to evaluate its validity, repeatability, and discriminatory ability. It was also used to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of 69 case-control trios with prevalent clinical and morphometric fractures. The QOL of all subjects was concurrently assessed using SF-36 for comparison. QUALEFFO-31 had good internal consistency with adequate convergent and discriminatory validity. The median test-retest repeatability ranged from 0.65-0.85. In general, there were good correlations between QUALEFFO-31 and SF-36. ROC curve analysis revealed that QUALEFFO-31 had significant ability to discriminate between clinical fracture subjects versus morphometric fracture subjects and controls. QUALEFFO-31 also demonstrated higher discriminatory capacity for pain. Subjects with clinical vertebral fractures (CVFs) had a significant reduction in QOL compared with other subjects. The QUALEFFO-31 is a useful tool for assessing QOL in Chinese. It was well accepted and significantly predictive of subjects with CVFs. © 2010 Clinical Rheumatology.
 
ISSN0770-3198
2012 Impact Factor: 2.037
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.674
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-010-1495-2
 
PubMed Central IDPMC2908749
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000280241100003
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Bone Health Fund of the Hong Kong University Foundation
Osteoporosis Research Fund of the University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

The authors wish to thank the nursing and technical staff of the Osteoporosis Centre, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital for their help in carrying out this project. This study was supported by the Bone Health Fund of the Hong Kong University Foundation and Osteoporosis Research Fund of the University of Hong Kong.

 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorTsang, SWY
 
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLK
 
dc.contributor.authorKung, AWC
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-21T05:42:38Z
 
dc.date.available2012-02-21T05:42:38Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractQUALEFFO-31 is a recently developed disease-specific instrument derived from QUALEFFO-41 and intended to have improved efficacy and response rates. We aimed to validate QUALEFFO-31 in Chinese and examine the use of QUALEFFO-31 in clinical practice. This questionnaire was translated into Chinese and applied to 118 case-control pairs aged between 50 and 85 years with prevalent osteoporotic vertebral fractures to evaluate its validity, repeatability, and discriminatory ability. It was also used to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of 69 case-control trios with prevalent clinical and morphometric fractures. The QOL of all subjects was concurrently assessed using SF-36 for comparison. QUALEFFO-31 had good internal consistency with adequate convergent and discriminatory validity. The median test-retest repeatability ranged from 0.65-0.85. In general, there were good correlations between QUALEFFO-31 and SF-36. ROC curve analysis revealed that QUALEFFO-31 had significant ability to discriminate between clinical fracture subjects versus morphometric fracture subjects and controls. QUALEFFO-31 also demonstrated higher discriminatory capacity for pain. Subjects with clinical vertebral fractures (CVFs) had a significant reduction in QOL compared with other subjects. The QUALEFFO-31 is a useful tool for assessing QOL in Chinese. It was well accepted and significantly predictive of subjects with CVFs. © 2010 Clinical Rheumatology.
 
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012
 
dc.identifier.citationClinical Rheumatology, 2010, v. 29 n. 9, p. 965-972 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-010-1495-2
 
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Bone Health Fund of the Hong Kong University Foundation
Osteoporosis Research Fund of the University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

The authors wish to thank the nursing and technical staff of the Osteoporosis Centre, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital for their help in carrying out this project. This study was supported by the Bone Health Fund of the Hong Kong University Foundation and Osteoporosis Research Fund of the University of Hong Kong.

 
dc.identifier.issn0770-3198
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.674
 
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dc.rightsThe Author(s)
 
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dc.subject.meshHealth Surveys
 
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dc.subject.meshOsteoporosis - complications - physiopathology - psychology
 
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life - psychology
 
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dc.subjectChinese
 
dc.subjectConstruct validation
 
dc.subjectHealth-related quality of life
 
dc.subjectMorphometric fracture
 
dc.subjectOsteoporosis
 
dc.subjectQUALEFFO-31
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong