Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022; 26 (1): 84-89

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202201_27751

Validation of a Korean version of the quality-of-life profile for spine deformities (QLPSD) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

S.H. Park, T.S. Goh, Y.G. Park, D.S. Kim, J.S. Lee

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gupo Sungshim Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea. pnuspine@gmail.com


OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the adapted Korean version of the Quality-of-Life Profile for Spine Deformities (QLPSD) questionnaire.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: English version of QLPSD was translated into Korean according to previously published guidelines. The Korean version of the QLPSD questionnaire and the Korean version of the SRS-22 was sent to 120 consecutive idiopathic scoliosis patients wearing braces recruited from the outpatient clinic. Reliability assessment and construct validity were evaluated.

RESULTS: The intraobserver reliability of all items in the questionnaire had a kappa statistic of agreement greater than 0.6. The QLPSD showed good test/re-test reliability (ICC = 0.815). The internal consistency of Cronbach’s α was found to be very good (α = 0.918). The Korean version of QLPSD showed a significant correlation with the SRS-22 total score (p<0.001, r=-0.811) and single SRS-22 domains scores.

CONCLUSIONS: The adapted Korean version of the QLPSD was successfully translated and showed good measurement properties. As such, it is considered suitable for outcome assessments in Korean-speaking patients with idiopathic scoliosis.

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S.H. Park, T.S. Goh, Y.G. Park, D.S. Kim, J.S. Lee
Validation of a Korean version of the quality-of-life profile for spine deformities (QLPSD) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2022
Vol. 26 - N. 1
Pages: 84-89
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202201_27751