Despite the fact that gastrointestinal disorders represent one of the most common reasons for medical consultations, formal assessment of patients'health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been carried out only in a few studies, and in most cases generic questionnaires have been adopted.
Because the specific issue of living with dyspeptic problems has been addressed in very few cases and no questionnaire has been shown to be appropriate for the Italian setting, a prospective project was launched to develop a specific HRQOL questionnaire for dyspepsia sufferers tailored to Italian patients but also appropriate in other cultural settings.
The project consisted in a 3-yr, three-phase survey, in which different versions of the quality of life in peptic disease questionnaire (QPD) were developed through expert and patient focus groups and empiric field studies and then administered to patients recruited in five multicenter studies.
Standard psychometric techniques were used to evaluate the validity, reliability, responsiveness, and patient acceptability of the QPD.
Three different versions of the QPD questionnaire were self-administered to more than 4000 patients. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Dyspepsie, Mesure, Qualité vie, Questionnaire, Critère sélection, Implémentation, Evaluation performance, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dyspepsia, Measurement, Quality of life, Questionnaire, Selection criterion, Implementation, Performance evaluation, Human, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0181243
Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 16/11/1999.