Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 11 Issue 2, 2022 VALIDATION OF THE ROMANIAN VERSION OF THE ” CALGARY SLEEP APNEA QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX (SAQLI)”

VALIDATION OF THE ROMANIAN VERSION OF THE ” CALGARY SLEEP APNEA QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX (SAQLI)”

Ojla Tanellari, Alice Murariu, Sorana Roșu, Carmen Savin, Cristian Romanec, Adina Armencia, Carina Balcoș, Irina Nicoleta Zetu

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to validate the Romanian version of the SAQLI, which is a health-related quality of life questionnaire specific for OSA patients. Material and methods: All patients completed the following questionnaires: Romanian version of SAQLI, Epworth and FOSQ scale. The psychometric properties (internal consistency, construct validity, repeatability) of the SAQLI wich consist in four domains: daily function, social interactions, emotional function and symptoms. Results: 30 patients were included for study (mean age: 62 ±10, with an Epworth scale of 10±2, mean of FOSQ was 79 ±12). Internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha between 0.72 to 0.89) and  validity for Epworth scale and FOSQ were appropriate. Conclusions: The Romanian version of the SAQLI is a valid quality of life  measurement with appropriate psychometric properties for use in patients with OSA.

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