Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39): evaluation of acceptability, reliability, and validity.

@article{Hilari2003StrokeAA,
  title={Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39): evaluation of acceptability, reliability, and validity.},
  author={Katerina Hilari and Sally Byng and Donna L. Lamping and Sarah C. Smith},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={1944-50}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a key outcome in stroke clinical trials. Stroke-specific HRQL scales (eg, SS-QOL, SIS) have generally been developed with samples of stroke survivors that exclude people with aphasia. We adapted the SS-QOL for use with people with aphasia to produce the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale (SAQOL). We report results from the psychometric evaluation of the initial 53-item SAQOL and the item-reduced SAQOL-39. METHODS We studied… CONTINUE READING
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