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

Evaluating model fit In: I am as healthy as anybody I knowEnergy, Change in Health item 2: Average time to complete questionnaire was 14 bow, ranging from 4 to 20 minutes which means that it was not a difficult task for the patients and that questionnaire was msqll to understand.

The factor PHC comprised: If the respondent has trouble understanding it, they should read it as many times as necessary, but may not receive any help with interpreting it.

HRQOL inventories help clinicians appreciate patient priorities and facilitate physician-patient communication and shared decision making. The first author participated in both evaluations and no modifications took place at this stage. In Hungary validation study showed that. Previous studies showed that unemployed patients reported low scores in some HRQoL domains, such as physical role limitation, physical function, and emotional limitation They said that they did not know how to proceed.


Twenty-four of the 25 removed items were considered expendable; two interviewees a 37 year-old man and a 32 year-old woman considered that the single item subscale Sexual Satisfaction was important for the overall evaluation and should not have been removed. 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.

Permission to use the MSQoL instrument was requested from the original author of this questionnaire who approved the translation into Brazilian Portuguese.

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

The new instrument requires approximately 10 minutes to complete, considerably less than the 19 minutes required usee MSQOL [ 5 ]. J Cataract Refract Surg. Were you frustrated about your health problems?

Additional consent was not required for this secondary analysis, for maqol patient privacy and anonymity was guaranteed. MS is a neurological disease that primarily affects young adults.

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

A filter question During the past 4 weekshave you had an active sexual life? However, international multicultural initiatives are likely to be the way forward for developing and revising patient-reported instruments in the future.


The 54 items are organized into 12 multi-item and two single-item subscales Table 1.

The patients received prior explanation about the option. Missing data in our study are avoided due to additional explanations and support by presenting physician. All patients were diagnosed as relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and 33 are treated with immunomodulatory therapy Psychometric analysis of inventories. Validation of the Functional Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis quality of life instrument. Recommended diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: Computer-aided retraining of memory and attention in people with multiple sclerosis: One third of patients with MS will need to use msqo, wheelchair.

Longevity is bimodally distributed with many patients having normal longevity and some dying at a significantly younger age depending on disease aggressiveness, disability severity, infection, or suicide [ 45 ]. Miller A, Dishon S.

Its prevalence varies by ethnicity and location decreasing in the lower latitude [ 1 ]. The effect of educational intervention on knowledge and self-eficacy for pain control in patients with multiple sclerosis. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.