Health-Related Quality of Life Measure for Children with Epilepsy (CHEQOL-25): Preliminary data for the Serbian version Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The objectives of this study were to translate into Serbian the Health-Related Quality of Life Measure for Children with Epilepsy (CHEQOL-25) and to provide preliminary data on its measurement properties. Translation, cultural adaptation, and pretesting were performed first, followed by evaluation of several reliability aspects of this version administered to 50 children with epilepsy and their parents. The mean scores of the CHEQOL-25 subscales ranged from 12.2 to 14.4 for children and from 12.4 to 15 for parents (possible range: 5-20). The internal consistency coefficients of the subscales ranged from 0.11 to 0.87. Between the children's and parents' reports, there was a moderate level of agreement (0.43-0.57). It was concluded that the Serbian version is a feasible measure, all subscales except one demonstrate sufficient reliability, and a parent form could be used as a proxy measure.

authors

  • Stevanovic, Dejan
  • Tepavcevic, Darija Kisic
  • Jocic-Jakubi, Bosanka
  • Jovanovic, Marina
  • Pekmezovic, Tatjana
  • Lakic, Aneta
  • Ronen, Gabriel

publication date

  • December 2009