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Validation of the Brazilian version of Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire.
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PMID:  22388695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to validate the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) for use in Brazilian population. METHOD: A total of 200 patients with chronic liver disease and varying disease severity answered a socio-demographic questionnaire, t CLDQ, and the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 (SF-36). Patients returned in 1-15 days to answer CLDQ again. The Cronbach's alpha of the total CLDQ score was 0.95 and fluctuated between 0.69 and 0.83 in its six domains. RESULTS: The intra-class correlation between total CLDQ scores in two evaluations was 0.97 and in all domains was >0.93. CLDQ was moderately correlated with the SF-36, 0.63 (total CLDQ vs. vitality, SF-36), 0.62 (CLDQ and mental health, SF-36), 0.62 (preoccupation, CLDQ, vs. General Health, SF-36), 0.59 (fatigue, CLDQ, vs. vitality, SF-36), 0.59 (activity, CLDQ, vs. vitality, SF-36), and 0.59 (fatigue, CLDQ, vs. mental health, SF-36). The highest scores were found in non-cirrhotic group. Child A patients had higher average scores than Child B and C groups in all domains, while patients with MELD <15 scored higher than patients with MELD ≥15. CONCLUSION: CLDQ-BR was validated in Brazilian population and was appropriate for use in patients with liver disease of different etiologies and degrees of severity.
Samantha Mucci; Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero; Adriano Miziara Gonzalez; Luciana Geocze; Stephan Geocze; Gaspar de Jesus Lopes Filho; Mario Alfredo De Marco; Edison Roberto Parise; Luiz Antonio Nogueira Martins
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2649     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9210257     Medline TA:  Qual Life Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil,
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