Validation of persian version of whoqol-hiv bref questionnaire in Islamic Republic of Iran

Salehi, M. and Niroumand, S. and Erfanian, M. R. and Sajjadi, R. B. and Dadgarmoghaddam, M. (2016) Validation of persian version of whoqol-hiv bref questionnaire in Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 22 (9). pp. 647-653.

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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to validate the first Persian version of the WHOQOL-HIV BREF questionnaire. The study sample comprised 61 patients regularly attending the outpatient infectious disease clinic consultation centre for patients with behavioural disorders in 2013–2014. The internal consistency, content related validity and reliability of WHOQOL-HIV BREF were evaluated. Content validity was quantified using the content validity ratio (CVR) according the to Lawshe formula. CVR > 0.51 and mean judgment > 2 were significant at P = 0.05. The Cronbach alpha score was > 0.7 for each domain and = 0.87 for the whole scale, indicating good reliability. Item-to-total correlation coefficient between each item and its respective domain was 0.39–0.87. The correlation between each domain and overall QOL was excellent. This study demonstrates that the Persian version of WHOQOL-HIV BREF is a valid and reliable tool for evaluation of QOL in HIV-infected patients. © 2016, World Health Organization. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: EMHJA Correspondence Address: Dadgarmoghaddam, M.; Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical ScienceIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult Article behavior disorder content validity cross-sectional study demography diagnostic value female human Human immunodeficiency virus infection internal consistency Iran major clinical study male measurement precision quality of life questionnaire validation process WHOQOL HIV BREF questionnaire health survey middle aged standards validation study world health organization Cross-Sectional Studies Health Surveys HIV Infections Humans
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 07:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 07:00

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