Int.J. Behav. Med. (2018) 25:243–251 DOI 10.1007/s12529-017-9677-9 Validation of an Egyptian Arabic Version of Skindex-16 and Quality of Life Measurement in Egyptian Patients with Skin Disease 1 1 1 Nagwa Essa & Sara Awad & Mariam Nashaat Published online: 26 July 2017 International Society of Behavioral Medicine 2017 . . . Abstract Keywords Skindex-16 Egyptian version Quality of life Purpose To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Skindex- Skin diseases 16, a brief skin-disease-specific QoL questionnaire, into Arabic for Egyptians and to evaluate its measurement proper- ties in Egyptian patients with skin disease. Introduction Method Translation and cultural adaption were performed fol- lowing guidelines for cross-cultural adaption of health-related Skin diseases may have a major impact on patients’ lives and quality of life measures. Subsequently, Skindex-16 was ad- can considerably affect their physical, functional, and emo- ministered to 500 consecutive dermatological patients and tional well-being. There has been growing interest, over the 500 healthy persons for verification of its reliability and va- last few decades, in the development of quality of life (QoL) lidity. Next, we examined the effect of skin disorders on QoL measures among patients with dermatological diseases and as well as influences of age, sex, socioeconomic level,
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Published: Jul 26, 2017
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