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Assessment of validity and reliability of Drug Hypersensitivity Quality of Life Questionnaire: The Dutch experience


M. Moayeri, H. Van Os-Medendorp, I. Baiardini, H. Röckmann

Drug Hypersensitivity Quality of Life Questionnaire (DrHy-Q) is the first questionnaire that captures health related quality of life impact in patients with drug hypersensitivity. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the original Italian 15-item DrHy-Q for use among Dutch-speaking residents. We also compared the DrHy-Q scores obtained across countries. In a prospective cohort study, the Dutch DrHy-Q was completed by 124 patients (65.3% female, age 56.8 ± 14.0) with a confirmed drug hypersensitivity. Median DrHy-Q score was 12 [0-88]. Validity and reliability of the DrHy-Q was confirmed through, 1, confirmatory factor analysis; 2, concurrent validity with a generic health related quality of life questionnaire (RAND-36); 3, internal consistency; and 4, test-retest reliability. A country specific difference in scores was observed.

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