Validity and reliability of the Portuguese-Brazilian version of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-89

Validity and reliability of the Portuguese-Brazilian version of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-89

Author Azevedo, Auro Mauro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Alonso, Neide Barreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vidal-Dourado, Marcos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva Noffs, Maria Helena da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pascalicchio, Tatiana Frascarelli Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sales Ferreira Caboclo, Luis Otavio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ciconelli, Rozana Mesquita Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sakamoto, Americo Ceiki Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Targas Yacubian, Elza Marcia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: the purpose of this article was to report the translation of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-89 (QOLIE-89) into a Portuguese-Brazilian version and evaluate its reliability and validity.Methods: This study involved 105 Outpatients: 54 patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) and 51 with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). Reliability and test-retest reliability were assessed. Relationships between QOLIE-89 domains and other questionnaires (Nottingham Health Profile, Beck Depression Inventory, Adverse Event Profile, Neuropsychological Evaluation), and external measures such as demographic and clinical variables were analyzed to examine construct validity.Results: Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.73-0.92) and test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.60-0.84) for individual domains were acceptable. for construct validity, we verified high correlations between the QOLIE-89 and the Nottingham Health Profile, Beck Depression Inventory, Adverse Event Profile, and Neuropsychological Evaluation. for clinical characteristics, the patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy had better quality-of-life scores on 11 of 17 QOLIE-89 subscales compared with patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (P < 0.05).Conclusion: These results Support the reliability and validity of the Portuguese-Brazilian translation of QOLIE-89. (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier Inc.
Keywords Epilepsy
Quality of life
Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory-89
Portuguese version
Reliability
Validity
Temporal lobe epilepsy
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Language English
Date 2009-03-01
Published in Epilepsy & Behavior. San Diego: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 14, n. 3, p. 465-471, 2009.
ISSN 1525-5050 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 465-471
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2008.12.010
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000265040200009
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31364

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