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Revista de Enfermagem Referência

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RODRIGUES, Cátia Patrícia Palhais  e  HENRIQUES, Fernando Manuel Dias. Quality of life of patients with multiple sclerosis and urinary disorders: validation of Qualiveen. Rev. Enf. Ref. [online]. 2018, vol.serIV, n.18, pp.103-111. ISSN 0874-0283.  http://dx.doi.org/10.12707/RIV18011.

Background: Urinary disorders have a negative impact on the quality of life and social functioning of patients with multiple sclerosis and can even be more harmful than motor changes. Objective: To perform the cultural and linguistic adaptation of Qualiveen (Brazilian Portuguese) and analyze its reliability and validity. Methodology: It was done the evaluation of the conceptual and linguistic equivalences and then of the psychometric properties of the final Portuguese (European) version. The sample consisted of 72 individuals, who attended a hospital in the center of the country, between 12/3/2016 and 1/14/2017. Results: The European Portuguese version of Qualiveen has conceptual and linguistic equivalence, showing an excellent reliability for the total scale (Cronbach’s alpha of .96) and its subdomains (Cronbach’s alpha of .81 and .93), as well as convergent and discriminant validity. Conclusion: The European Portuguese version of Qualiveen showed adequate psychometric properties. For this reason, it can be used by the scientific community with the purpose of analyzing and describing the impact of urinary disorders on the health-related quality of life of patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Palavras-chave : quality of life; multiple sclerosis; urination disorders; psychometrics; validation studies.

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