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Quality-of-life in wasp venom allergy - validation of the German version of the "Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire" (VQLQ-d).
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PMID:  21392257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background: Little is known about the quality of life of patients who are allergic to insect venom. This fact is due to the lack of specific instruments assessing the interaction of type 1 allergy and its psychological burden. Patients and methods: The only established questionnaire on health-related quality-of-life in patients with wasp venom allergies is the "Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire" (VQLQ). This questionnaire was translated from Dutch into German and validated with 79 patients with wasp venom allergy, including the use of the well-established general quality-of-life questionnaire WHOQOL-BREF. Results: In the German version VQLQ-d we could reproduce the validity and reliability of the original Dutch version. Cronbach's alpha of the VQLQ-d was α= 0.95. The results of the VQLQ-d corresponded to the total score of the WHOQOL-BREF. Conclusion: The VQLQ-d enables measurement of quality-of-life in patients with wasp venom allergy in the German-speaking population. This economic tool makes it possible to better describe and treat affected patients. Furthermore, it can be used to advance research in this field.
Authors:
Jörg Fischer; Alexandra Feidt; Katrin Elisabeth Giel; Ute Platenkamp-Martens; Stephan Zipfel; Tilo Biedermann; Martin Teufel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1610-0387     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101164708     Medline TA:  J Dtsch Dermatol Ges     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Authors • Journal compilation © Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin.
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Department of Dermatology, Allergology, Tübingen University Hospital, Germany Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Tübingen University Hospital, Germany.
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