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The Bengali Short Form-36 was acceptable, reliable, and valid in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  23017640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE: To develop a culturally adapted Bengali version of the Short Form-36 (SF-36) Health Survey and to test its acceptability, reliability, and validity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: The US English SF-36 was translated into Bengali after established cross-cultural adaptation procedures. The questionnaire was interviewer administered to 125 consecutive outpatients with RA and readministered after 2 weeks to 40 randomly selected patients.
RESULTS: Most participants (86.4%) did not have any problem in understanding the Bengali SF-36 and 98.4% of the questionnaires were fully completed. Only the role-physical and role-emotional scales showed substantial floor and ceiling effects. Principal component analysis confirmed that the hypothesized two-factor structure and tests of scaling assumptions were 100% successful for all eight scales expect physical functioning (98.8%) and general health (77.5%). Cronbach's α was higher than 0.78 and the test-retest reliability was high (r>0.82) for all scales. Correlations with other disease activity parameters were generally as expected and summary scores were able to discriminate between relevant subgroups.
CONCLUSION: The interviewer-administered Bengali SF-36 appears to be an acceptable, reliable, and valid instrument for measuring health-related quality of life in Bangladeshi patients with RA. The questionnaire should be further evaluated in people from the general population and in patients with different medical conditions.
Authors:
Abu H M Feroz; Md Nazrul Islam; Peter Meindert Ten Klooster; Mahmud Hasan; Johannes J Rasker; Syed A Haq
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical epidemiology     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1878-5921     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801383     Medline TA:  J Clin Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1227-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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