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Turk J Med Sci. 2016 Jun 23;46(4):1107-13. doi: 10.3906/sag-1504-97.

Reliability and validity of the Turkish version of myastheniagravis-quality of life questionnaire-15 item.

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1
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul Medipol University, İstanbul, Turkey.
2
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.
3
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.
4
Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey.
5
Department of Neurology, İstanbul Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM:

The myasthenia gravis-quality of life questionnaire 15 item (MG-QOL15) is a validated, short, and easy to use disease-specific quality of life (QOL) tool in myasthenia gravis. Other than Turkish, a lot of versions of the MG-QOL15 have been used in different languages in different cultures. Therefore, the aim of this study was to translate and construct a validated and adapted Turkish version of the MG-QOL15 [MG-QOL15(T)].

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

After translation, back-translation, and comparison of the 2 English versions of the MG-QOL15, it was tested by 22 monolingual healthy individuals and then 23 patients with clinically stable MG. Afterwards, 11 voluntary patients out of these 23 patients were interviewed for a second time. During the second interview, the MG-QOL15(T) and the 36-item short-form health survey (Turkish version) were administered simultaneously.

RESULTS:

The MG-QOL15(T) was found to have high internal consistency (1st and 2nd evaluation Cronbach's alphas were 0.958 and 0.928, respectively), test-retest reliability, and concurrent validity. The MG-QOL15(T) was negatively correlated with physical functioning, general health, vitality, and social functioning domains and with the physical and mental composite scores of the SF-36.

CONCLUSION:

The MG-QOL15(T) is accepted to be a valid, reliable, valuable tool for measuring disease-specific QOL in Turkish patients with MG.

KEYWORDS:

Myasthenia gravis; quality of life; questionnaire

PMID:
27513412
DOI:
10.3906/sag-1504-97
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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