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Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research 3/2013

01-04-2013 | Brief Communication

Evaluation of the French version of the 4-item index of the Acne-QoL (AcneQ4fr)

Auteurs: Jerry Tan, Ashley O’Toole, Xuemao Zhang, Brigitte Dreno, Yves Poulin

Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research | Uitgave 3/2013

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Abstract

Background

The 4-item index of the 19-item Acne-Quality of Life (Acne-QoL) has been validated in English (AcneQ4). French translation and linguistic validation of the Acne-QoL have recently been completed (Acne-QoLfr).

Purpose

This study sought to evaluate reliability and responsivity of the French version of the AcneQ4 (AcneQ4fr).

Methods

Calculation of intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and regression modeling was performed to evaluate reliability (comparing Day 0 to Day 2–3 responses) and responsivity (comparing Day 0 to Day 60+ responses).

Results

Thirty-four native French-speaking acne subjects in Quebec, Canada (n = 20) and France (n = 14) completed the Acne-QoLfr on 3 occasions over 3 months (Day 0, Day 2–3, and Day 60+). Of 14 completed responses for Day 0 and Day 2–3, ICC for AcneQ4fr was 0.73 (with 95 % confidence interval (0.348, 0.905) and P value 0.001), and mean score difference was 0.85 (range of possible scores for AcneQ4fr: 0–24; P = 0.41). Of 19 completed responses for Day 0 and Day 60+, ICC for Acne-Q4fr was 0.45 (with 95 % confidence interval (0.046, 0.728) and P value 0.015) and mean score difference was 4.14 (P = 0.001).

Conclusions

The abbreviated AcneQ4fr is somewhat reflective of the entire Acne-QoLfr and by its brevity may facilitate psychometric evaluation of francophone acne patients in routine practice.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Evaluation of the French version of the 4-item index of the Acne-QoL (AcneQ4fr)
Auteurs
Jerry Tan
Ashley O’Toole
Xuemao Zhang
Brigitte Dreno
Yves Poulin
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer Netherlands
Gepubliceerd in
Quality of Life Research / Uitgave 3/2013
Print ISSN: 0962-9343
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2649
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-012-0186-7