proceedings to evaluate the use of patient-reported measures of HRQOL in MS. A variety of .. MSQOL may represent a barrier to its use in clinical practice. Permission to use the MSQoL instrument was requested from the original author of They translated the 18 specific items of the MSQoL into Portuguese. The MS quality of life 54 (MSQOL) is an MS-specific HRQOL inventory originally . MSQOL scale scores were assembled using the Likert method for .

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Small percentage of patients needed help and assistance from physician to complete questionnaire.

Development of a Short Version of MSQOL-54 Using Factor Analysis and Item Response Theory

Diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: Table 4 Clinical validity: Since there was no need for changes in version 2, this was the final version of the MSQoL in Portuguese. Incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Olmsted country, Minnesota January 13, ; Accepted date: J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. We added a filter question after the first Sexual Function item so that subsequent subscale items can be skipped if not pertinent—to thereby reduce the burden of compilation S2 Appendix and distinguish between missed and non-pertinent items.

Health-related hoa of life in multiple sclerosis: The 54 items of this questionnaire is distributed into 12 multi-item scales and 2 single items.

Missing data has been avoided because presenting physician supervised the process. Our study has shown that the Bosnian version of MSQoL is easy to administer and well accepted by patients and may be useful as clinical outcome measures in patients with MS. Unlike the most widely used statistical approaches which describe data by fitting models to them, Rasch analysis evaluates the fundamental scaling properties of an instrument to determine whether it has the properties prescribed by the axiomatic Rasch model [ 41 ].

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The funding sources had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, tto report writing. The two-factor solution was also adopted in order to preserve the original dimensionality of the questionnaire, together with domain interpretability.

The structure of self-reported health in chronic disease patients. Rating neurologic instrument in multiple sclerosis: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

It then added 18 additional specific items related to MS. Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy.

Introduction Interest in the Health Related Quality of Life HRQOL of people with multiple sclerosis MS has been driven by a desire to broaden traditional outcome hoa to include those not always evident on clinical examination, but nevertheless important to the patient [ 12 ]. Legal guardians signed the forms for minors and patients with severe illness. Its prevalence varies by ethnicity and hoow decreasing in the lower latitude [ 1 ]. Can J Neurol Sci. The epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Europe.

The prevalence of multiple sclerosis varies regionally, and is the largest in the countries of Northern Europe, Australia and the United States of America 3.

Translation of the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54: Brazilian Version

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The highest mxqol values are recorded at emotional well-being Received Mar 5; Accepted Apr We thank Barbara G. Originally developed in US English, it has been translated and culturally adapted into several languages sue 5 — 11 ]. We retained item 53 visual analogue scale and eliminated item The Turkish version presented a similar result, but the women said that they only found the sexual satisfaction and sexual function domain-related items to be embarrassing [ 12 ].


February 16, ; Published date: Performance of the Swedish SF version 2. The longevity of patients with MS is about eight years less than that of a healthy person. Bosnian translation of MSQoL 54 is available and it was used in some studies and research projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of multiple sclerosis quality of life questionnaire MSQOL in a Turkish multiple sclerosis sample.

Overall, how would you rate your own quality of life?

Translation of the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Brazilian Version | OMICS International

Recommended diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: Mean values of MSQOL subscale and composite scores were close to those of the original questionnaire, the greatest difference being for Cognitive Function mean The MSQoL questionnaire was filled in by the patients with presence of physician who could assist in of eventual problems in understanding questions and technical way of filling the questionnaire.

If the estimates of response thresholds are properly ordered, a higher response always indicates an increase in the underlying trait in our case higher functioning.

Compared to one year agohow would you rate your health in general now?