Year : 2002  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118--124

Convergent Validity of Quality of Life Interview (Qoli) in an Indian Setting : Preliminary Findings


Aprajita Lobana1, Surendra K Mattoo2, Debasish Basu3, Nitin Gupta4 
1 Senior Resident, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Additional Professor, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Associate Professor, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Nitin Gupta
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India

Quality of life research in India on patients with schizophrenia is scarce. Quality of life interview (QOLI), a commonly used instrument in the West has not been used in a developing country like India. The aim was to assess convergence validity of QOLI (modified as per the Indian cultural background). 38 clinically stable outpatients with chronic schizophrenia (as per ICD-10) were administered QOLI- Brief version. Quality of Life Scale (QLS) and WHOQOL- Bref over two interviews the latter two scales having cross-cultural applicability. Significant correlations were obtained for QOLI with QLS and WHOQOL-Bref. It can be concluded that QOLI demonstrated convergent validity with both a disease-specific (QLS) and a generic (WHOQOL-Bref) scale, which have been previously used in the Indian setting. Hence, results support the applicability of QOLI in a different sociocultural setting.


How to cite this article:
Lobana A, Mattoo SK, Basu D, Gupta N. Convergent Validity of Quality of Life Interview (Qoli) in an Indian Setting : Preliminary Findings.Indian J Psychiatry 2002;44:118-124


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Lobana A, Mattoo SK, Basu D, Gupta N. Convergent Validity of Quality of Life Interview (Qoli) in an Indian Setting : Preliminary Findings. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];44:118-124
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