Title
Validation of the Diabetes Obstacles Questionnaire (DOQ) to assess obstacles in living with type 2 diabetes in a Belgian population Validation of the Diabetes Obstacles Questionnaire (DOQ) to assess obstacles in living with type 2 diabetes in a Belgian population
Author
Faculty/Department
Administrative Services
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Primary care diabetes. - Place of publication unknown
Volume/pages
3(2009) :1 , p. 43-47
ISSN
1751-9918
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c:vabb:152924
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Aims The aim of this study was to validate the Dutch version of the Diabetes Obstacles Questionnaire (DOQ) [H. Hearnshaw, K. Wright, J. Dale, J. Sturt, E. Vermeire, P. Van Royen, Development and validation of the Diabetes Obstacles Questionnaire (DOQ) to assess obstacles in living with Type 2 diabetes, Diabetic Med. 24 (2007) 878882] assessing people living with type 2 diabetes obstacles to adhere to treatment recommendations. The goal is to have at one's disposal an instrument to identify obstacles to adhering to treatment recommendations for people living with type 2 diabetes in a Dutch speaking population. Methods Participants were recruited from a pragmatic sample of general practices in Flanders (Belgium). In accordance with the validation procedure in the UK [H. Hearnshaw, K. Wright, J. Dale, J. Sturt, E. Vermeire, P. Van Royen, Development and validation of the Diabetes Obstacles Questionnaire (DOQ) to assess obstacles in living with Type 2 diabetes, Diabetic Med. 24 (2007) 878882], responders also completed the Dutch version of a quality of life questionnaire (ADDQoL) [C. Bradley, C. Todd, T. Gorton, E. Symonds, A. Martin, R. Plowright, The development of an individualised questionnaire measure of perceived impact of diabetes on quality of life: the ADDQoL. Qual. Life Res. 8 (1999) 7991] and the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) scale as golden standard [G. Welch, A.M. Jacobson, W.H. Polowsky, The Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) scale. An evaluation of its utility. Diabetes Care 20 (1997) 760766]. Some biomedical variables such as HbA1c were collected also. Results Each scale showed sufficient reliability with Cronbach's alpha (>0.76). Each subscale had a factor structure of no more than 4, and a KaiserMeyerOlkin measure of 0.75. Criterion validity was shown by significant correlation with the PAID and construct validity by a correlation with HbA1c. Construct validity has also been shown by significant correlations between ADDQoL and the DOQ Obstacles of Lifestyle changes scale. Conclusions The Dutch version of the DOQ is a feasible and valid instrument for the assessment of obstacles to adherence to treatment recommendations in people living with type 2 diabetes.
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