Ogden, Cassandra Anne, Abbott, Janice, Aggett, Peter, Derkx, Bert H, Maity, Santanu and Thomas, Adrian G (2008) Pilot Evaluation of an Instrument to Measure Quality of Life in British Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 46 (1). pp. 117-120. ISSN 0277-2116
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The IMPACT questionnaire was developed in Canada to measure quality of life in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the present study, 20 children with IBD completed 2 versions of the IMPACT questionnaire with a Likert scale or visual analog scale (VAS), 5 of whom expressed problems with language or phrasing. Difficult words included "restrictions," "moderate," "diarrhea," "school break," and the abbreviation "IBD." Fifteen children preferred the Likert scale to the VAS (chi = 20, P < 0.01). Rewording the difficult words and using a Likert scale should facilitate completion of the IMPACT questionnaire in the United Kingdom. Further validation is needed to ensure that the instrument is reliable and valid.
|Subjects:||Biological sciences > Psychology|
|Schools:||College of Science and Technology > School of Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Helen Cooper|
|Deposited On:||23 Jun 2011 15:41|
|Last Modified:||09 Aug 2016 15:13|
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