[Tunisian version validation of quality life's questionnaire for chronic inflammatory disease of intestine]

Tunis Med. 2013 Dec;91(12):685-92.
[Article in French]


Background: The systematic evaluation of the quality of life is essential in the management of patients with chronic bowel disease ( IBD) inflammatory diseases.

Aim: Translate in Tunisian Arabic dialect the English version of «inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire» (UK- IBDQ ) and validated by studying its psychometric validity, discriminative ability, reliability and sensitivity to change.

Methods: 80 Tunisian patients with IBD completed the Tunisian version of the IBDQ (T- IBDQ ) , a visual analog scale , the SF- 36, the Harvey- Bradshaw index for Crohn's disease , and the index Simple clinical colitis activity for ulcerative colitis.

Results: The T- IBDQ included in the final version 5 fields. The internal validity of the items was satisfactory for all patients. TIBDQ was correlated with scores of SF- 36, visual analog scale scores and indices of activity of IBD. T- IBDQ distinguish between active disease and inactive disease . He was also sensitive to changes in disease activity .

Conclusion: We validated in this work a Tunisian dialect Arabic version of the IBDQ : T- IBDQ . Its validity, discriminative ability , reliability and sensitivity to change were demonstrated.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / psychology*
  • Language*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires* / standards
  • Translating
  • Tunisia
  • Young Adult