Health related quality of life of adolescents in Vietnam: cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Adolescent Duke Health Profile.
Quality of life (QOL) of adolescents has been scarcely documented in a general population sample. The study was aimed at translating and adapting the Adolescent Duke Health Profile to Vietnamese, validating the questionnaire, determining reference value, and identifying determinants of poor QOL. Following a cross-cultural methodology, the Adolescent Duke Health Profile (ADHP) had content adapted to Vietnamese by alteration of 2 out of 17 items. Test-retest validity was checked in 408 adolescents. Construct validity and internal consistency were assessed in a 1408 probability sample of adolescents in Vietnam, and determinants were analysed by multiple linear regression. The ADHP showed satisfactory internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha=0.87-0.92) and satisfactory construct validity in relation with drug abuse or not, or with parent situation living in couple or alone. Test-retest reliability was acceptable (ICC=0.7-0.8) and major determinants were age, sex, education, chronic disease, alcohol and drug use. This works provide a validated, simple health related QOL scale suited to adolescent population with reference values. Taking into account determinants identified will help program prevention and intervention health policy and to evaluate the effect of these actions.
Hanh, VTX; Guillemin, F; Cong, DD; Parkerson, GR; Thu, PB; Quynh, PT; Briançon, S
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