Read More The aim of this study was to translate into Chinese the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory for Adolescents (QOLIE-AD-48) and to evaluate its psychometric properties.
After a multistage translation and cultural adaptation, the final Chinese version was administered to 99 adolescents with epilepsy to evaluate its validity and reliability.
Interitem correlations, correlations with the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (Peds QL), internal consistency, and sensitivity were examined.
Read More The potential cognitive and psychosocial effects of childhood epilepsy have significant implications for a child's self-image and academic achievement.
Data came from 136 children enrolled in the Impact of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery on Health-Related Quality of Life Study (PEPSQOL), a multicenter prospective cohort study.
Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess the higher-order factor structure of the QOLCE-55.
The higher-order factor structure of the QOLCE-55 demonstrated adequate fit: Comparative Fit Index (CFI) = 0.948; Tucker-Lewis Index (TLI) = 0.946; Root Mean Square of Approximation (RMSEA) = 0.060 (90% confidence interval [CI] 0.054-0.065); Weighted Root Mean Square Residuals (WRMR) = 1.247.
Higher-order factor loadings were strong, ranging from λ = 0.74 to 0.81.
Internal consistency reliability was excellent (α = 0.97, subscales α 0.82).
QOLCE-55 subscales demonstrated moderate to strong correlations with similar subscales of the KIDSCREEN-27 (ρ = 0.43-0.75) and weak to moderate correlations with dissimilar subscales (ρ = 0.25-0.42).
A secondary aim was to compare baseline risk factors predicting health-related quality of life (HRQo L) in children newly diagnosed with epilepsy, as identified using the original and shortened version.