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Rev Mal Respir. 1996;13(1):43-6.

[Validation of the St George's questionnaire for measuring the quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

[Article in French]

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Service d'Informatique Médicale, Epidémiologie et Statistiques, CHU de Nancy.

Abstract

The validity of a French version of a disease specific quality of life instrument, the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire, has been assessed in a sample of 64 patients with chronic respiratory disease undergoing oxygen therapy. The studied properties were internal consistency, test-retest reproducibility and criterion validity. The St George's showed a good internal consistency with Cronbach's alpha coefficients from 0.61 to 0.95 and a good reproducibility with Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) from 0.67 to 0.95. High correlation with dyspnea (p=0.0004 to 0.01) showed a correct criterion validity. So psychometric properties of the French version of the questionnaire are good. However, its administration caused a few problems, and we advice it to be administered by a trained interviewer in such patients.

PMID:
8650415
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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