Psychometric properties of the Urdu version of the World Health Organization’s quality of life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF)
Here in this post, we are sharing the article on “Psychometric properties of the Urdu version of the World Health Organization’s quality of life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF)”. You can read the abstract of the article with a download link. We have thousands of articles in our collection (See articles). You can demand us any article related to psychology through our community, and we will provide you within a short time. Keep visiting Psychology Roots.
Abstract of the Article
Background: The present study was conducted to translate and validate the World Health Organization’s Quality-of-Life Scale -BREF into the local language of Pakistan.
Methods: A forward-backwards translation procedure was followed to develop the Pakistani version of the questionnaire. Through a multi-stage clustered sampling technique, a sample of individuals aged 18 years and above completed the questionnaire in Abbottabad district, Pakistan. Psychometric properties of the instrument including reliability (internal consistency and test-retest analysis), validity (known group comparison and items’ correlation) and their domains were assessed. Satisfactory results were also shown in the correlation matrix in all domains.
Results: A total of 2060 participants were recruited in this study. Participants’ mean age was 35.51 (SD= 14.31) years in healthy individuals and 39.29 (SD= 14.31) years in diseased individuals. The internal consistency of the WHOQOL-BREF (Pakistani Version) was 0.86. Moreover, the physical, psychological, and environmental domains had acceptable reliability (alpha= 0.78, 0.75, and 0.73, respectively), but reliability was low (alpha= 0.56) in the social domain. Reproducibility of the WHOQOL-BREF was as follows: ICC range: 0.72–0.92 at 2-week retest interval. After performing comparison analysis, the results indicated that the questionnaire significantly segregated the study groups in all QoL domains, except for social relationships.
Conclusion: The study provided strong exploratory evidence for the reliability and validity of the WHOQOL-BREF for use in Pakistan. However, more exploration is needed to improve the reliability results in the social domain.
Authors of the Article
- Fahad Saqib Lodhi
- Owais Raza
- Ali Montazeri
- Saharnaz Nedjat
- Mehdi Yaseri
- Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni
Need Any Other Article:
Are you looking for any other article? Don’t Worry, We provide you free and quickly. Just need to create a query in our community.
The purpose of our website is only to help students to assist them in finding the best suitable instrument for their research especially in Pakistan where students waste a lot of time in search of the instruments. It is totally free of cost and only for creating awareness and assisting students and researchers for good researches. Moreover, it is necessary for you to take the permission of scales from their representative authors before use because copyrights are reserved by the respected authors.
Help Us Improve This Article
Did you find an inaccuracy? We work hard to provide accurate and scientifically reliable information. If you have found an error of any kind, please let us know.
Add comment. we appropriate your effort.
Share with Us
If you have any scale or any material related to psychology kindly share it with us at [email protected]. We help others on behalf of you.