Validation of the Persian version of Skindex-16 among older patients with skin diseases

Mahdavi nejad, Tahereh and mohammadi, fatemeh and Gorgulu, Ozkan and Motalebi, Seyedeh Ameneh and Hosseinkhani, Zahra (2021) Validation of the Persian version of Skindex-16 among older patients with skin diseases. BMC Geriatrics.

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Background: Skin conditions often considerably impact the older patients’ psycho-social health and quality of life (QoL). The present study was aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Skindex-16 among older people with skin diseases. Methods: In this validation study, 260 older patients sufering from a range of skin conditions were recruited from a dermatology clinic in Rasht, Iran. Data were collected using a checklist for demographic and clinical characteristics and the Skindex-16 questionnaire. In this study, validity (face, content, and construct) and reliability (Cronbach’s alpha) of the Skindex-16 were assessed and reported. Results: The mean age of participants was 64.51±5.04 years. The results of confrmatory factor analysis showed that the model had acceptable ftness into the expected three-factor structure [χ 2 /df=249.363, P < 0.001; GFI=0.961; TLI =0.952; RMSEA=0.078 (90% CI=0.06, 0.09) and SRMR=0.06]. The reliability analysis results confrmed that the values of Cronbach’s alpha coefcient for Skindex-16 were in the acceptable range (0.923). Conclusions: Our evaluation of the Skindex-16 indicates that it is reliable and a valid instrument that can be used for measuring QoL for Iranian dermatologic patients. Keywords: Aging, Health-related quality of life, Skindex-16, Validation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > research center > Metabolic
Depositing User: pr Metabolic diseases research
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2022 08:27
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2022 08:27
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12035

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