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Validation of the Arabic version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bladder questionnaire in Egyptian patients with bladder cancer



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Abstract

Objectives To validate the Arabic version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bladder (FACT-Bl) questionnaire in Egyptian patients who underwent radical cystectomy (RC) and orthotopic neobladder (ONB) construction. Patients, subjects and methods The English version of the FACT-Bl was translated into the Arabic language using multi-step process by two urologist and two independent translators. The Arabic version was validated by inviting 90 patients who underwent RC and ONB and 72 normal individuals to complete the questionnaire. The reliability of the questionnaire was tested for internal consistency using the Cronbach’s α test. Inter-domain association was tested by Spearman’s correlation coefficient. The discrimination validity was measured by comparing the scores in RC patients and in normal individuals using the Mann–Whitney U-test and independent sample t-test. Results Internal consistency was high for all domains. There was high correlation between all domains. This high internal consistency and good correlation was maintained when assessment included patients with <7.5 and those with ≥7.5 years follow-up. Discrimination validation was confirmed by the statistically significant lower scores of all domains in the studied patients in comparison to the controls. Conclusion The Arabic version of the FACT-Bl is a reliable and validated instrument that can be used to evaluate health-related quality of life in patients after RC and ONB.


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Zahran MH, Sheir K, Zidan EM, Ali-El-Dein B. Validation of the Arabic version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bladder questionnaire in Egyptian patients with bladder cancer. Arab Journal of Urology. 2017;15(2):110-4.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
radical cystectomy (RC) and orthotopic neobladder (ONB) construction Both 37 - 71 Egypt
Healthcare Facility 90

Number of items

27 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

Not available

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