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Cross cultural adaptation of the English version of the IOF-QLQ to Polish, to assess the health-related quality-of-life of patients after a distal radius fracture.

Tomaszewski KA, Henry BM, Paradowski J, Kłosiński M, Walocha E, Golec J, Kucharska E, Dudkiewicz Z - Health Qual Life Outcomes (2015)

Bottom Line: A distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common injury that can cause significant pain and lead to a prolonged decrease in physical, emotional, and social functioning.No significant differences were found between the mean age of patients and controls (p = 0.19).When combined with the SF-36 the IOF QLQ allows to obtain a comprehensive HRQoL assessment in patients with a DRF.

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Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 12 Kopernika St, 31-034, Krakow, Poland. krtomaszewski@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: A distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common injury that can cause significant pain and lead to a prolonged decrease in physical, emotional, and social functioning. In modern randomized clinical trials, assessing outcomes after a DRF, health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) is a "must-be" endpoint. Additionally, HRQoL assessments are essential in the clinical decision-making process. The aim of this study to cross-culturally adapt the International Osteoporosis Foundation Quality of Life Questionnaire (IOF QLQ) for patients with a DRF to Polish.

Methods: A standard forward-backward translation procedure and pilot-testing were used to prepare the Polish version of the IOF QLQ for use in this case-control study. Patients were eligible if they were between 18-80 years and were within 1-3 days after a non-comminuted DRF. The study group was gender and aged matched with healthy controls. All DRF patients filled out the Polish version of the IOF QLQ, the SF-36 and a demographic questionnaire. Assessment points were set as soon as possible after the fracture, 7 days, 6 weeks, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months after the fracture. Standard validity and reliability analyses were performed.

Results: Ninety-seven patients (73 women - 75.3%) with a mean age of 62.4 ± 7.1 years agreed to take part in the study. The control group consisted of 81 patients (60 women - 74.1%) with a mean age 63.9 ± 8.2 years. No significant differences were found between the mean age of patients and controls (p = 0.19). Cronbach's alpha coefficients showed positive internal consistency (0.79-0.89). The interclass correlations for the IOF QLQ domains and the overall score ranged from 0.85 to 0.92. Satisfactory convergent and discriminant validity of the IOF QLQ was seen.

Conclusions: The Polish version of the IOF QLQ for patients with a DRF is a reliable and valid tool for measuring HRQoL. It can be fully recommended for use in clinical settings in the Polish population. When combined with the SF-36 the IOF QLQ allows to obtain a comprehensive HRQoL assessment in patients with a DRF.

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Flow chart of patient recruitment, assessment, and attrition to follow up throughout the study. IOF-QLQ - International Osteoporosis Foundation Quality of Life Questionnaire; G & W Score - Gartland and Werley Score
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Fig2: Flow chart of patient recruitment, assessment, and attrition to follow up throughout the study. IOF-QLQ - International Osteoporosis Foundation Quality of Life Questionnaire; G & W Score - Gartland and Werley Score

Mentions: The flow of patients through the study is presented in Fig. 2. During the recruitment period, 131 patients with a DRF that qualified for the study were approached, of which 74 % (n = 97 patients, 73 women - 75.3 %) agreed to take part in the study. The mean age of the study group was 62.4 ± 7.1 years. A total of 34 qualified DRF patients (20 women - 58.8 %), with a mean age of 67.5 ± 7.5 years, refused to take part in the study.Fig. 2


Cross cultural adaptation of the English version of the IOF-QLQ to Polish, to assess the health-related quality-of-life of patients after a distal radius fracture.

Tomaszewski KA, Henry BM, Paradowski J, Kłosiński M, Walocha E, Golec J, Kucharska E, Dudkiewicz Z - Health Qual Life Outcomes (2015)

Flow chart of patient recruitment, assessment, and attrition to follow up throughout the study. IOF-QLQ - International Osteoporosis Foundation Quality of Life Questionnaire; G & W Score - Gartland and Werley Score
© Copyright Policy - OpenAccess
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4587858&req=5

Fig2: Flow chart of patient recruitment, assessment, and attrition to follow up throughout the study. IOF-QLQ - International Osteoporosis Foundation Quality of Life Questionnaire; G & W Score - Gartland and Werley Score
Mentions: The flow of patients through the study is presented in Fig. 2. During the recruitment period, 131 patients with a DRF that qualified for the study were approached, of which 74 % (n = 97 patients, 73 women - 75.3 %) agreed to take part in the study. The mean age of the study group was 62.4 ± 7.1 years. A total of 34 qualified DRF patients (20 women - 58.8 %), with a mean age of 67.5 ± 7.5 years, refused to take part in the study.Fig. 2

Bottom Line: A distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common injury that can cause significant pain and lead to a prolonged decrease in physical, emotional, and social functioning.No significant differences were found between the mean age of patients and controls (p = 0.19).When combined with the SF-36 the IOF QLQ allows to obtain a comprehensive HRQoL assessment in patients with a DRF.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 12 Kopernika St, 31-034, Krakow, Poland. krtomaszewski@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: A distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common injury that can cause significant pain and lead to a prolonged decrease in physical, emotional, and social functioning. In modern randomized clinical trials, assessing outcomes after a DRF, health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) is a "must-be" endpoint. Additionally, HRQoL assessments are essential in the clinical decision-making process. The aim of this study to cross-culturally adapt the International Osteoporosis Foundation Quality of Life Questionnaire (IOF QLQ) for patients with a DRF to Polish.

Methods: A standard forward-backward translation procedure and pilot-testing were used to prepare the Polish version of the IOF QLQ for use in this case-control study. Patients were eligible if they were between 18-80 years and were within 1-3 days after a non-comminuted DRF. The study group was gender and aged matched with healthy controls. All DRF patients filled out the Polish version of the IOF QLQ, the SF-36 and a demographic questionnaire. Assessment points were set as soon as possible after the fracture, 7 days, 6 weeks, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months after the fracture. Standard validity and reliability analyses were performed.

Results: Ninety-seven patients (73 women - 75.3%) with a mean age of 62.4 ± 7.1 years agreed to take part in the study. The control group consisted of 81 patients (60 women - 74.1%) with a mean age 63.9 ± 8.2 years. No significant differences were found between the mean age of patients and controls (p = 0.19). Cronbach's alpha coefficients showed positive internal consistency (0.79-0.89). The interclass correlations for the IOF QLQ domains and the overall score ranged from 0.85 to 0.92. Satisfactory convergent and discriminant validity of the IOF QLQ was seen.

Conclusions: The Polish version of the IOF QLQ for patients with a DRF is a reliable and valid tool for measuring HRQoL. It can be fully recommended for use in clinical settings in the Polish population. When combined with the SF-36 the IOF QLQ allows to obtain a comprehensive HRQoL assessment in patients with a DRF.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus