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Translation and validation of the Japanese version of the fecal incontinence quality of life scale.
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PMID:  23143170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to conduct a psychometric evaluation of the fecal incontinence quality of life scale (FIQL) in the Japanese language using rigorous methodologies. METHODS: The FIQL was translated into Japanese. After being linguistically validated, the Japanese version of the FIQL was administered to a sample of 119 patients who completed the questionnaire at baseline and again after 2 weeks. The patients filled out a general questionnaire regarding health (the Short-Forum 36 Health Survey), and the severity of incontinence was assessed at baseline (Wexner scale). RESULTS: Internal consistency was good/excellent for all scales (Cronbach's alpha >0.70, between 0.72 and 0.94). Stability over time was good for all scales (Intra-class correlation >0.80, between 0.86 and 0.93). The four scales of the FIQL were significantly correlated with the scales of the generic questionnaire on health (P < 0.0001) and the Wexner scale (P < 0.0001). The mean FIQL score improved significantly after treatment in the 22 patients whose Wexner scale scores decreased >4 points, thus indicating good sensitivity in all four scales and the total scale. CONCLUSIONS: The linguistic and psychometric evaluation demonstrated the validity of the Japanese version of the FIQL.
Akira Tsunoda; Kazutaka Yamada; Nobuyasu Kano; Masahiro Takano
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-11
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Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1436-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Kameda Medical Center, 929 Higasicho, Kamogawa City, Chiba, 296-8602, Japan,
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