Validation of "Wound QoL" Hebrew version disease-specific questionnaire for patients with lower extremity ulcerations

Int Wound J. 2018 Aug;15(4):600-604. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12903. Epub 2018 May 24.


The slow healing process and high recurrence rate of lower extremity ulcerations (LEU) impose a considerable medical and economic burden and affect quality of life (QoL). Analyses of LEU-related QoL in Israel are limited due to lack of a validated Hebrew disease-specific evaluation instrument. The aim of this study was to validate the disease-specific Hebrew "Wound QoL" questionnaire. The validation of the "Wound QoL" disease-specific instrument, translated from English to Hebrew, was based on a comparison with the valid Hebrew version of the SF12v.2 health-related questionnaire. The convenience sample for the "Wound QoL" validation (n = 32) was obtained from patient populations in the Maccabi Health Services' outpatient clinics at the northern and southern parts of Israel. The study was conducted between June and September 2017. Face/construct validity was accepted by specialists' consensus. Internal consistency assessed by Cronbach's α was .893. Concurrent validity reflected by Pearson's correlations between the tools was in the range of 0.830 to 0.950. The Wound QoL Hebrew version is a valid and reliable instrument suitable for implementation in an Israeli cultural environment.

Keywords: Hebrew; lower extremity ulcerations; quality of life; reliability; validity; wound QoL.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Jews / psychology*
  • Leg Ulcer / physiopathology*
  • Leg Ulcer / psychology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Quality of Life / psychology*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Severity of Illness Index*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Translations