Colbourn, T; Masache, G; Skordis-Worrall, J; (2012) Development, reliability and validity of the Chichewa WHOQOL-BREF in adults in Lilongwe, Malawi. BMC Res Notes , 5 346 - ?. 10.1186/1756-0500-5-346.
Quality of life measurement is a useful addition to measurement of health outcomes in evaluation of the benefits of many health and welfare interventions. The WHOQOL-BREF measures quality of life from a broad multi-dimensional perspective but was not used in Malawi. The objective of this study was to translate the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire into the main local language of Malawi: Chichewa; and to validate it quantitatively with respect to internal consistency, domain structure, and discriminant validity for this context.
|Title:||Development, reliability and validity of the Chichewa WHOQOL-BREF in adults in Lilongwe, Malawi.|
|Open access status:||An open access publication|
|Additional information:||PMCID: PMC3483688|
|Keywords:||Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Discriminant Analysis, Educational Status, Environment, Female, Health Status, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Language, Malawi, Male, Marital Status, Middle Aged, Pilot Projects, Predictive Value of Tests, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Regression Analysis, Reproducibility of Results, Social Behavior, Socioeconomic Factors, Translating, Young Adult|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences|
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