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The Persian version of the Cardiff Acne Disability Index. Reliability and validity study.
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PMID:  16432599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The Cardiff Acne Disability Index (CADI) assesses the impact of acne on a patients life. The aim of the present study was to translate the CADI into Persian language and to validate the Persian version. METHODS: Using standard forward-backward translation, 2 bilinguals translated the CADI into Persian language. We back translated it into English and the final version was provided. We conducted this study from February through December 2004 on 100 patients with acne attending the Department of Dermatology, Jahrom Medical School, Jahrom, Iran who completed the Persian version of the CADI questionnaire. We carried out all statistical analyses using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 11 for Windows. RESULTS: A total of 100 patients (15 men, 85 women) with acne participated in this study. The mean age of the patients was 20.76 +/- 2.94 years. Scores of the CADI ranged from 2-14 (7.57 +/- 2.58). Reliability analysis showed a satisfactory result (Cronbachs alpha coefficient = 0.79). Moreover, Pearsons correlation coefficient of 0.72 demonstrated the good internal consistency of the scale. CONCLUSION: The Persian version of the CADI questionnaire is a reliable, valid, and valuable tool for assessing the impact of acne on a patient's life.
Shahin Aghaei; Nazila Mazharinia; Peyman Jafari; Zahra Abbasfard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-24     Completed Date:  2006-07-28     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Jahrom Medical School, Jahrom, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Acne Vulgaris / diagnosis*,  psychology
Body Image
Disability Evaluation*
Quality of Life*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index

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