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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 415-420

Psychometric Properties of Quality of Life (QLS) Scale : A Brief Report


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
2 Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
4 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Surendra K Mattoo
Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012
India
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Quality of life research in chronic schizophrenia has not adequately focussed upon psychometric properties of the disease specific scales (including Quality of Life Scale); especially in the cross-cultural perspective. The authors attempted to assess certain psychometric properties of the Quality of Life Scale (QLS); modified as per the Indian cultural background Fifteen patients of ICD-10 chronic schizophrenia and their key relatives were administered QLS and rated by two investigators. Patients were also administered Lehman's Quality of Life Interview-Brief Version. Correlation coefficients were high for inter-rater reliability and divergent validity and inconsistent for convergent validity. Results support the original construct of QLS and demonstrate its easy crosscultutral applicability to key relatives by clinicians.



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