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Versión española del cuestionario alemán de calidad de vida relacionada con la salud en población infantil y de adolescentes : el Kindl

Rajmil, L., Serra-Sutton, V., Fernandez-Lopez, J.A., Berra, S., Aymerich, M., Cieza, A., Ferrer, M., Bullinger, M. and Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2004) Versión española del cuestionario alemán de calidad de vida relacionada con la salud en población infantil y de adolescentes : el Kindl Anales de Pediatría, 60, (6), pp. 514-521. (PMID:15207162).

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Objectives: To obtain a Spanish version of the Kindl semantically and culturally equivalent to the original German version and to test its psychometric properties.

Material and methods: The methodology used in the adaptation process was based on the forward-backward translation method. To assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish Kindl, the pilot test of the project "Screening for and promotion of HRQL in children and adolescents: a European Public Health perspective (Kidscreen)" it was include in. A classroom was selected for each educational level (8-16 years old) from three schools in Gerona and Barcelona. The Spanish Kindl was administered twice, one week apart. Internal consistency was assessed by computing Cronbach alpha and test-retest stability was assessed using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). Analysis of variance was performed according to age, sex, type of school, and self-perceived health status.

Results: Half of the items (12/24) required minor changes during the adaptation process. The response rate was 91 % (n = 447). Internal consistency was acceptable for most domains (alpha range = 0.40-0.88), as was test-retest stability (ICC range = 0.52-0.80). Girls and older teenagers scored worse in most domains (p < 0.01). No differences were found by type of school.

Conclusions: The Spanish version of the Kindl showed adequate reliability and validity coefficients and represents a new HRQL instrument that can be applied in pediatric clinical practice and public health.

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Published date: June 2004
Organisations: Psychology


Local EPrints ID: 342058
ISSN: 1695-4033
PURE UUID: 9c3a93d2-2050-4cc4-86a3-30330f6b0c2c

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Date deposited: 10 Aug 2012 13:31
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:31

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Author: L. Rajmil
Author: V. Serra-Sutton
Author: J.A. Fernandez-Lopez
Author: S. Berra
Author: M. Aymerich
Author: A. Cieza
Author: M. Ferrer
Author: M. Bullinger
Author: U. Ravens-Sieberer

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