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Sleep Breath. 2016 May;20(2):523-8. doi: 10.1007/s11325-015-1228-5. Epub 2015 Jul 21.

Translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index (SAQLI) in Persian-speaking patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

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1
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2
Occupational Sleep Research Center, Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department, Imam Khomeini Educational Complex Hospital, Valiasr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. a_amali@sina.tums.ac.ir.
3
Occupational Sleep Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4
Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran.
5
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was the translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index (SAQLI) in Persian-speaking patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

METHODS:

Ninety-six patients with OSA completed a series of questionnaires including SAQLI, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS),10-item Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ-10), and Medical Outcome Survey Short form 12 (SF-12) for assessment of reliability, validity, and responsiveness of Persian version of SAQLI.

RESULTS:

The Persian version of SAQLI had a very good internal consistency and also demonstrated good test-retest reliability. Concurrent validity was confirmed by significant correlations with ESS, FOSQ-10 and SF-12 subscale scores. Comparison of SAQLI scores in groups of patients categorized by ESS showed the high discriminative power of this instrument. However, there was no significant difference in the SAQLI scores of patients with mild, moderate, and severe sleep apnea. The results of sensitivity to change verified that the SAQLI was able to detect changes after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment.

CONCLUSION:

The findings of this study indicate that the Persian version of SAQLI is a reliable, valid, and responsive measure for evaluation of quality of life in patients with OSA.

KEYWORDS:

Persian version; Reliability; Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index; Translation; Validity

PMID:
26194115
DOI:
10.1007/s11325-015-1228-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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