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Vol. 18, No. 5, 2012
Issue release date: August 2012
Section title: Research Report
Eur Addict Res 2012;18:220–227
(DOI:10.1159/000337213)

Validation of the English Version of the Health-Related Quality of Life for Drug Abusers (HRQoLDA) Test

Zubaran C.a · Sud R.a · Emerson J.a · Zolfaghari E.b · Foresti K.c · Lozano O.d
aSchool of Medicine and bSchool of Psychology, University of Western Sydney, and cNepean Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health Network, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia; dDepartment of Clinical, Experimental and Social Psychology, University of Huelva, Huelva, Spain

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Research Report

Received: 10/31/2011 1:03:57 PM
Accepted: 2/8/2012
Published online: 5/4/2012
Issue release date: August 2012

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/EAR

Abstract

Background: The Health-Related Quality of Life for Drug Abusers (HRQoLDA) test was designed to specifically evaluate quality of life among substance users. In this study, the validity and reliability of the English version of the HRQoLDA test are reported for the first time. Methods: A sample of 121 participants from inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities completed the HRQoLDA test. Results: The mean HRQoLDA score was 45.9 (SD = 16.9), while the overall Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.905. The factorial analysis of the HRQoLDA test revealed a unidimensional structure. Convergent validity analyses demonstrated significant correlations between the HRQoLDA test scores and the scores of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment-Bref Questionnaire in different dimensions. Conclusion: The results revealed that the HRQoLDA was successfully adapted to English. The HRQoLDA is a reliable research instrument for evaluating quality of life of substance users.

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Author Contacts

Carlos Zubaran, MD, PhD
Department of Psychiatry, Sydney West Area Health Service
Blacktown Hospital, PO Box 6010
Blacktown, NSW 2148 (Australia)
Tel. +61 2 9881 8888, E-Mail zubaran_jr@yahoo.com

  

Article Information

Received: October 31, 2011
Accepted: February 8, 2012
Published online: May 4, 2012
Number of Print Pages : 8
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 29

  

Publication Details

European Addiction Research

Vol. 18, No. 5, Year 2012 (Cover Date: August 2012)

Journal Editor: van den Brink W. (Amsterdam), Kiefer F. (Mannheim)
ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/EAR


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Research Report

Received: 10/31/2011 1:03:57 PM
Accepted: 2/8/2012
Published online: 5/4/2012
Issue release date: August 2012

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/EAR


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