The validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire for patients with head and neck cancer


Senkal H. A. , HAYRAN K. M. , Karakaya E., Yueh B., Weymuller E. A. , Hosal A. S.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.33, no.4, pp.417-426, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2011.10.014
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.417-426

Abstract

Purpose: The University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire (UW-QOL) is an English-language survey used to assess the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer. The present study aimed to translate this widely used questionnaire into Turkish according to international guidelines and to statistically determine its validity and reliability by administering it to native Turkish-speaking patients.