A Danish translation of the eating disorder quality of life scale (EDQLS)

Laura Al Dakhiel Winkler*, Simone Daugaard Hemmingsen, Claire Gudex, Anne Cathrine Blegvad, René K. Støving, Sidse Marie Hemmingsen Arnfred

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Abstract

Background: In Denmark, only generic health-related quality of life measures have been developed to assess quality of life in patients with eating disorders. So far, no disease-specific questionnaires have been translated and validated. The objective of this study was to translate the Eating Disorders Quality of Life Scale into Danish and to perform a preliminary validation of the questionnaire in a small sample. Methods: The translation process was conducted according to recommendations from the World Health Organization, using the WHO-5 Well-Being Index as a reference standard. The validation process included 41 outpatients with eating disorders. Patients were recruited from specialized outpatient clinics in the Capital Region of Denmark and asked to complete the quality of life questionnaire and the WHO-5 Well-Being Index. Results: This study found poor agreement, but high correlation, between the two self-rating scales. Conclusion: The translated questionnaire was concluded to be valid. However, a replication study on a larger sample with more male patients and more extensive symptoms is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
JournalJournal of Eating Disorders
Volume7
Number of pages6
ISSN2050-2974
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. May 2019

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Quality of Life
Denmark
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Outpatients
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Eating disorders
  • Quality of life.
  • Validation.

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A Danish translation of the eating disorder quality of life scale (EDQLS). / Winkler, Laura Al Dakhiel; Hemmingsen, Simone Daugaard; Gudex, Claire; Blegvad, Anne Cathrine; Støving, René K.; Arnfred, Sidse Marie Hemmingsen.

In: Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 7, 11, 01.05.2019.

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