Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 10

Transcultural Adaptation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Compliance Questionnaire for Rheumatology

Nelly Raymond Ziadé1*, Ghada Abi Karam1, Nelly Salloum2 and Marouan Zoghbi3

1Rheumatology Department, Saint-Joseph University, Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
2Registered Nurse, ZClinic, Beirut, Lebanon
3Family Medicine Department, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

*Corresponding Author: Nelly Raymond Ziadé, Rheumatology Department, Saint-Joseph University, Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon.

Received: August 31, 2020; Published: September 25, 2020

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Abstract

Background: To date, the Compliance Questionnaire for Rheumatology (CQR) is the only self-reported adherence measure created for and validated in Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases (CIRDs). However, it has not been validated in Arabic.

Aim: To translate, culturally adapt, and validate the CQR in Arabic.

Methods: Cross-sectional study, with a longitudinal component to test reliability, using the WHO guidelines: forward and back-translation, cognitive debriefing, and final validation with CIRDs patients (rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, connective tissue disease, and Behcet’s disease).

Results: The CQR was translated and back-translated by two independent translators, and a cognitive debriefing was performed with 30 patients. For the final validation, 102 patients were included and found that the questionnaire was easy to complete (average time 4.8 minutes). The CQR was significantly associated with self-reported adherence. Test-retest reliability was high (ICC 0.94 (95% CI 0.85 to 0.98)), internal consistency was acceptable (Cronbach α of 0.704). The mean CQR score was 85.4% and was statistically associated with age.

Implications: The CQR was validated in Arabic and can be a useful tool in future clinical and research settings in the Arab world.

Keywords: Compliance; Adherence; Questionnaire; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Spondyloarthritis; Connective Tissue Diseases; Behcet’s Disease

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Citation: Nelly Raymond Ziadé., et al. “Transcultural Adaptation and Validation of the Arabic Version of the Compliance Questionnaire for Rheumatology".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.10 (2020): 25-34.




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