Quality of life after pulmonary embolism, validation of the French version of the PEmb-QoL questionnaire

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PhD thesis: a PhD thesis.
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Title
Quality of life after pulmonary embolism, validation of the French version of the PEmb-QoL questionnaire
Author(s)
Rochat M.
Director(s)
Hugli O.
Codirector(s)
Aujesky D.
Institution details
Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et médecine
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Faculté de biologie et médecine Université de Lausanne CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication state
Accepted
Issued date
11/2014
Genre
article original
Language
english
Number of pages
8
Abstract
Background: The PEmb-QoL is a validated 40-item questionnaire to quantify health-related quality of life in patients having experienced pulmonary embolism (PE). It covers six health dimensions: frequency of complaints, activities of daily living limitations, work-related problems, social limitations, intensity of complaints, and emotional complaints.
Originally developed in Dutch and English, we sought to prospectively validate the psychometric properties of a French version of the PEmb-QoL.
Methods: We performed a forward and backward translation of the English version of the PEmb-QoL into French. French-speaking consecutive adult patients with an acute, objectively confirmed PE admitted to the emergency department of a Swiss university hospital between 08/2009 and 09/2011 were recruited telephonically. We used standard psychometric tests and criteria to evaluate the acceptability, reliability, and validity of the French version of
the PEmb-QoL. We also performed an exploratory factor analysis.
Results: Overall, 102 patients were enrolled in the study. The French version of the PEmb-QoL showed good reliability (internal consistency, item-total and inter-item correlations), reproducibility (test-retest reliability), and validity (convergent, discriminant) in French-speaking patients with PE. The exploratory factor analysis suggested three underlying dimensions: limitations in daily activity (items 4b-m, 5a-d), symptoms (items 1a-h and 7), and emotional complaints (items 9a-f and j).
Conclusion: We successfully validated the French version of the PEmb-QoL questionnaire in patients with PE. Our results show that the PEmb-QoL is a valuable tool for assessing health-related quality of life after PE in French-speaking patients.
Keywords
quality of life, QoL, pulmonary embolism, PEmb-QoL questionnaire
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