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Cultural adaptation and validation of the “Kidney Disease and Quality of Life - Short Form (KDQOL-SF™) version 1.3” questionnaire in Egypt

Samar Abd ElHafeez*, Sunny A Sallam, Zahira M Gad, Carmine Zoccali, Claudia Torino, Giovanni Tripepi, Hala S ElWakil and Noha M Awad

BMC Nephrology 2012, 13:170  doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-170

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the total number of the items of the kidney disease targeted scale of of the study Arabic version of the KDQOL-SFTM 1.3 questionnaire.

samar ABD ELHAFEEZ   (2013-04-09 17:58)  High Institute of Public Health email

The total number of the items of the kidney disease targeted scale of of the study Arabic version of the KDQOL-SFTM 1.3 questionnaire was 40 items instead of 39 items. Although 4 questions [the questions about problems with access site (item 14L for hemodialysis) and catheter site (item 14M) for peritoneal dialysis, and about dialysis staff encouragement and support (items 24A and 24B)] were excluded from the questionnaire to be suitable for use among stage 1-4 CKD, KDQOL working group counts both item 14 L and item 14 M as one item and so the remaining items of the kidney disease targeted scale will be 40 items after modification. On this 40 items exploratory factor analysis was performed by the principal component analysis

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