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Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 May;48(3):82-7.

Translation to Portuguese and cultural adaptation of Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire - Parent Form (FAQLQ-PF).

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1
Instituto & Hospital CUF Porto, Allergy Unit, Porto, Portugal. Hospital CUF Porto Estrada da Circunvalação 14341 4100-180 Porto, Portugal Phone: +351 91 793 22 83 Fax: +351 22 551 3601 E-mail: marianafercouto@gmail.com.
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Imunoalergologia, Centro Hospitalar São João, E.P.E., Porto, Portugal.
3
Allergy Department, CUF Descobertas Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal.
4
Allergy Department, CUF Descobertas Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal. CEDOC, Chronic Diseases Research Center, Immunology, NOVA Medical School / Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.
5
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of General Practice, Groningen, the Netherlands.
6
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College, Cork, Ireland.

Abstract

Food allergy is a health problem with significant negative impact in Quality of Life (QoL). We aimed to translate into Portuguese and culturally adapt to our population the Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire - Parent Form (FAQLQ-PF). Cross-cultural translation was performed according to guidelines. Linguistic validation consisted in 3 steps: forward translation, backward translation and comprehensibility testing. A consensual version was obtained and tested in parents of food allergic children by cognitive debriefing. Twelve questionnaires were fulfilled, all completed in ≤ 15 min. No comments, doubts or suggestions were posed, except for 2 parents regarding a question about the number of food their children had to avoid. Two gave special positive feedback about the utility of FAQLQ-PF. Changes have been included after this pre-test in accordance to doubts and suggestions of participants, and the Portuguese version is now able to be used in clinics and research.

KEYWORDS:

Portuguese; cross-cultural adaption; food allergy; quality of life questionnaires; translation

PMID:
27152603
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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