Health-related quality of life in French adolescents and adults: norms for the DUKE Health Profile

Baumann, Cédric; Erpelding, Marie-Line; Perret-Guillaume, Christine; Gautier, Arnaud; Régat, Stéphanie; Collin, Jean-François; Guillemin, Francis; Briançon, Serge
January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 4, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 4, p401
Academic Journal
Background: The continual monitoring of population health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with validated instruments helps public health agencies assess, protect, and promote population health. This study aimed to determine norms for the French adolescent and adult general population for the Duke Health Profile (DUKE) questionnaire in a large representative community sample. Methods: We randomly selected 17,733 French people aged 12 to 75 years old in 2 steps, by households and individuals, from the National Health Barometer 2005, a periodic population study by the French National Institute for Prevention and Health Education. Quality of life and other data were collected by computer-assisted telephone interview. Results: Normative data for the French population were analyzed by age, gender and self-reported chronic disease. Globally, function scores (best HRQoL=100) for physical, mental, social, and general health, as well as perceived health and self-esteem, were 72.3 (SEM 0.2), 74.6 (0.2), 66.8 (0.1), 71.3 (0.1), 71.3 (0.3), 76.5 (0.1), respectively. Dysfunction scores (worst HRQoL=100) for anxiety, depression, pain and disability domains were 30.9 (0.1), 27.6 (0.2), 34.3 (0.3), 3.1 (0.1), respectively. Conclusion: The French norms for adolescents and adults for the DUKE could be used as a reference for other studies assessing HRQoL, for specific illnesses, in France and for international comparisons.


Related Articles

  • Less than awesome film haunts her. Heffern, Rich // National Catholic Reporter;2/4/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p21 

    This article focuses on the author's views regarding lifestyle in the U.S. Every teenager knows reality now is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it. In a world where the average fish in the ocean has more mercury in it than a rectal thermometer and Eskimos sunbathe on their new...

  • What is life like for young Australians today, and how well are they faring? Smart, Diana; Sanson, Ann // Family Matters;Autumn2005, Issue 70, p46 

    The article presents a discussion about how young people are coping with the complexity and uncertainty of modern life in Australia. This paper reports the progress and perspectives of 1157 young people aged 19-20 years. Nowadays, however, the period following secondary schooling is often one of...

  • Family Caregiving for Husbands with Stroke: An Occupational Perspective on Leisure in the Stress Process. Kniepmann, Kathy // OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health;Summer2014, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p131 

    This study adapted the Stress Process Model with occupational assessments to identify stress, leisure changes, burden levels, and health-related quality of life in 20 caregivers of working-age husbands with mild to moderate stroke in the past 2 years. Primary stress was based on participants'...

  • Quality of life in childhood and adolescence: from concept to practice. Lakić, Aneta // Vojnosanitetski Pregled: Military Medical & Pharmaceutical Journ;Mar2012, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p257 

    No abstract available.

  • Life Acts, I React. Lige, Terry // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Nov2002, Issue 241, p16 

    States that the quality of life is not nearly as dependent on external events as it is on internal responses. Ways in which different people react to pressure; Importance of making good decisions and exercising sound behavior; Determination of how choice will either empower a person or diminish...

  • Are We Building Stress into Our Lives?  // Natural Foods Merchandiser;Jan/Feb2013 Organic Connections, p3 

    In this article, the author discusses about the affect of stress development over the life of individuals.

  • Message from the Editor. Yueh-Hsia Tseng // Journal of Nursing Research (Taiwan Nurses Association);Sep2007, Vol. 15 Issue 3, preceding p1 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one on quality of life and another on stresses faced by parents of children diagnosed with Tourette syndrome.

  • Wellness programs: A review of the evidence. Watt, Denise; Verma, Sarita; Flynn, Lesie // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;01/27/98, Vol. 158 Issue 2, p224 

    Presents a review of studies that have examined an association between wellness programs and improvements in quality of life to assess the strength of the scientific evidence. Data sources; Study selection; Data extraction; Data synthesis; Conclusions; Chart showing characteristics of eleven...

  • Health-Related Quality of Life-- Los Angeles County, California, 1999.  // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/6/2001, Vol. 50 Issue 26, p556 

    Focuses on the findings of the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey on health-related quality of life in the county's adult population in California. Overall goals of the national health objectvies for 2010; Participants in the study; Design of the study.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics