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Qualiveen
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For more information on this instrument, please visit Qualiveen
 
The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitiation Evidence:
 
Copyright information:
Coloplast A/S, DK-3050 Humlebaek, Denmark
Classification
Supplemental: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Rationale/Justification
The Qualiveen has been used with SCI samples and has clinical application; psychometrics properties have been reviewed.
Short Description of Instrument
A disease-specific quality of life (QoL) measure for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have urinary disorders.
 
Contains 4 domains:
 
  1. Limitations/Inconvenience (items 1-9)
  2. Constraints/Restrictions (items 10-17)
  3. Fears (items 18-25)
  4. Feelings/Impact on Daily Life (items 26-30)
 
Scoring
Response options are framed as 5-point Likert-type scales, and scores on each item range from 0 (no impact) to 4 (high adverse impact). Each domain score is computed as an average of the scores for the items it contains. Individual items are equally weighted. An overall QoL score also can be calculated from the mean of the 4 domains, with lower scores indicating better QoL (i.e., no limitations constraints, or negative feelings).
References
Costa P, Perrouin-Verbe B, Colvez A, Didier J, Marquis P, Marrel A et al. Quality of life in spinal cord injury patients with urinary tract difficulties. Development and validation of qualiveen. Eur Urol 2001; 39: 107-113.
 
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