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Spanish adaptation and validation of the Family Quality of Life Survey

Spanish adaptation and validation of the Family Quality of Life Survey Background Assessing the quality of life (QOL) for families that include a person with a disability have recently become a major emphasis in cross‐cultural QOL studies. The present study examined the reliability and validity of the Family Quality of Life Survey (FQOL) on a Spanish sample. Method and results The sample comprised 385 families who were administered the FQOL in Cali, Columbia. The FQOL showed adequate temporal stability (r = 0.68 on Importance and r = 0.78 on Satisfaction) and excellent internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha of 0.96 for Importance and 0.95 for Satisfaction. The confirmatory factor analysis yielded high fit indices, thus confirming that the factor structure of the FQOL as adapted for Spanish people fitted the five‐factor model proposed by the survey's authors. Conclusions The study provides a valid instrument for the research of the QOL of those families that have a child with a disability within Spanish‐speaking community. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Intellectual Disability Research Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0964-2633
eISSN
1365-2788
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00754.x
pmid
16162130
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Abstract

Background Assessing the quality of life (QOL) for families that include a person with a disability have recently become a major emphasis in cross‐cultural QOL studies. The present study examined the reliability and validity of the Family Quality of Life Survey (FQOL) on a Spanish sample. Method and results The sample comprised 385 families who were administered the FQOL in Cali, Columbia. The FQOL showed adequate temporal stability (r = 0.68 on Importance and r = 0.78 on Satisfaction) and excellent internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha of 0.96 for Importance and 0.95 for Satisfaction. The confirmatory factor analysis yielded high fit indices, thus confirming that the factor structure of the FQOL as adapted for Spanish people fitted the five‐factor model proposed by the survey's authors. Conclusions The study provides a valid instrument for the research of the QOL of those families that have a child with a disability within Spanish‐speaking community.

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Journal of Intellectual Disability ResearchWiley

Published: Oct 1, 2005

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