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Title: Design and Psychometric Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Patients With Anal Fistula Questionnaire.
Authors: Ferrer-Márquez, Manuel
Espínola-Cortés, Natalia
Reina-Duarte, Angel
Granero-Molina, José
Fernández-Sola, Cayetano
Hernández-Padilla, José Manuel
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Disability Evaluation
Health Surveys
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Rectal Fistula
Reproducibility of Results
Surveys and Questionnaires
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Quality of life is often considered when deciding and evaluating the treatment strategy for patients diagnosed with anal fistula. The purpose of this study was to develop and psychometrically test the Quality of Life in Patients with Anal Fistula Questionnaire. This was an observational cross-sectional study for the development and validation of a psychometric tool. The study was conducted at a general hospital in the southeast of Spain. A convenience sample included 54 patients diagnosed with anal fistula. The reliability of the tool was assessed through its internal consistency (Cronbach α) and temporal stability (Spearman correlation coefficient (r) between test-retest). The content validity index of the items and the scale was calculated. Correlation analysis and an ordinal regression analysis between the developed tool and the Short Form 12 Health Survey examined its concurrent validity. Principal component analysis and known-group analysis using the Kruskal-Wallis test examined its construct validity. The reliability of the developed questionnaire was very high (α = 0.908; r = 0.861; p The major limitations of this study were the use of a small sample of Spanish-speaking patients, not including patients in the initial development of the questionnaire, and developing the scoring system using a summation method. The Quality of Life in Patients with Anal Fistula Questionnaire has proven to be a valid, reliable, and concise tool that could contribute to the evaluation of quality of life among patients with an anal fistula. See Video Abstract at
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000877
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