TITLE

Validity and Reliability of the Dutch Adaptation of the Psoriatic Arthritis Quality of Life (PsAQoL) Questionnaire

AUTHOR(S)
Wink, Freke; Arends, Suzanne; McKenna, Stephen P.; Houtman, Pieternella M.; Brouwer, Elisabeth; Spoorenberg, Anneke
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
PLoS ONE;Feb2013, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: The Psoriatic Arthritis Quality of Life (PsAQoL) questionnaire is a disease- specific instrument developed to measure quality of life (QoL) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The aim of this study was to translate the measure into Dutch and to determine its psychometric properties. Method: Translation of the original English PsAQoL into Dutch was performed by bilingual and lay panel. Ten field-test interviews with PsA patients were performed to assess face and content validity. In total, 211 PsA patients were included in a test-retest postal survey to investigate the reliability and construct validity of the Dutch adaptation of the PsAQoL. The PsAQoL, Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) and Skindex-17 were administered on two different occasions approximately two weeks apart. Results: The Dutch version of the PsAQoL was found to be relevant, understandable and easy to complete in only a few minutes. It correlated as expected with the HAQ (Spearman’s ρ = 0.72) and the 2 subscales of the Skindex-17 (ρ = 0.40 for the psychosocial and ρ = 0.46 for the symptom scale). Furthermore, the measure had good internal consistency (Cronbach’s α = 0.92) and test-retest reliability (ρ = 0.89). The PsAQoL was able to define groups of patients based on self-reported general health status, self-reported severity of PsA and flare of arthritis. Duration of PsA did not influence PsAQoL scores. Conclusions: The Dutch version of the PsAQoL is a valid and reliable questionnaire suitable for use in clinical or research settings to asses PsA-specific QoL.
ACCESSION #
87624110

 

Related Articles

  • Health-related quality of life in psoriatic arthritis patients in Spain. Gratacós, Jordi; Daudén, Esteban; Gómez-Reino, Juan; Moreno, José Carlos; Casado, Miguel Ángel; Rodríguez-Valverde, Vicente // Reumatologia Clinica;ene/feb2014, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p25 

    Purpose: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics, including health-related quality-of-life (HRQL), in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Methods: 287 patients from 18 Spanish centres were assessed. PsA severity was measured using the following criteria: (1) Psoriasis Area...

  • Periodontal Disease in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis. Üstün, Kemal; Sezer, Ufuk; Kısacık, Bünyamin; Şenyurt, Süleyman; Özdemir, Eda; Kimyon, Gezmiş; Pehlivan, Yavuz; Erciyas, Kamile; Onat, Ahmet // Inflammation;Jun2013, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p665 

    Rheumatological diseases and periodontal disease are both characterized by dysregulation of the host inflammatory response. The aim of this study was to determine the possible relationship between periodontitis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Fifty-one adults with PsA (27 men and 24 women; mean...

  • Erratum to: Negative and positive life experiences in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Simonić, Edita; Peternel, Sandra; Stojnić-Soša, Liliana; Rončević-Gržeta, Ika; Prpić-Massari, Larisa; Massari, Dražen; Periša, Darinka; Čabrijan, Leo; Kaštelan, Marija // Rheumatology International;Jun2013, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1595 

    A correction to the article "Negative and positive life experiences in patients with psoriatic arthritis" that was published in the January 29, 2013 issue is presented.

  • QUALITY OF LIFE IN PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS PATIENTS-ASSOCIATION WITH DISEASE ACTIVITY AND DIAGNOSTIC DELAY TIME. Gökmen, Ferhat; Karkucak, Murat; Çapkın, Arzu; Karaca, Adem; Türkyılmaz, Ayşegül Küçükali; Çapkın, Erhan; Akbal, Ayla // Nobel Medicus Journal;Sep-Dec2014, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p52 

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the socio-demographic and clinical characteristics oj patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and to examine their effects on quality of life. Material and Method: 37 patients with PsA and 30 healthy controls were included in the study. To...

  • The relationship between vitamin D, vertebral deformity and quality of life in psoriatic arthritis. B, Baskan; E, Oten; F, Sivas; F, Eser; FG, Yurdakul; S, Duran; H, Bodur // Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa;Oct-Dec2016, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p350 

    Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the relation between vitamin D levels, vertebral deformities, functional status, quality of life, acute phase reactants and enthesopathy in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Patients and Methods: Fifty-two patients with PsA and 52...

  • Infliximab.  // Reactions Weekly;4/6/2013, Issue 1447, p24 

    The article presents a case study of four women and two men aged 33-75 years old who had either psoriatic arthritis or plaquetype psoriasis who had experienced panic attacks after receiving infliximab.

  • Quality of Life and Treatment Satisfaction among Patients with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis and Patients with Psoriasis Only: Results of the 2005 Spring US National Psoriasis Foundation Survey. Ciocon, David H; Horn, Elizabeth J; Kimball, Alexa B // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology;2008, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p111 

    INTRODUCTION: Five to forty percent of patients with cutaneous psoriasis develop an inflammatory, oligoarticular spondyloarthropathy known as psoriatic arthritis. OBJECTIVE: To compare health-related quality of life (QOL) between cutaneous psoriatic patients with and without psoriatic...

  • Perception of Disease and Doctor-Patient Relationship Experienced by Patients with Psoriasis. Linder, Dennis; Dall'Olio, Elena; Gisondi, Paolo; Berardesca, Enzo; de Gennaro, Emilia; Pennella, Angelo R.; Giannetti, Alberto; Peserico, Andrea; Girolomoni, Giampiero // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p325 

    Background: Many studies have addressed the impact of psoriasis on quality of life, but few studies have investigated patient perception of the disease or the patient-physician relationship. As with most chronic diseases, improvement in the patient-physician relationship may be important in the...

  • Physical and Mental Impact of Psoriasis Severity as Measured by the Compact Short Form-12 Health Survey (SF-12) Quality of Life Tool. Grozdev, Ivan; Kast, Douglas; Cao, Lauren; Carlson, Diana; Pujari, Prasad; Schmotzer, Brian; Babineau, Denise; Kern, Elizabeth; McCormick, Thomas; Cooper, Kevin D; Korman, Neil J // Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Apr2012, Vol. 132 Issue 4, p1111 

    The Short Form-12 Health Survey (SF-12) is used to assess the patient's quality of life (QoL) using the physical component score (PCS) and the mental component score (MCS). The purpose of this study was to determine whether the SF-12 PCS and MCS are associated with psoriasis severity and to...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics