Background/aims: The aim of this study was to perform a psychometric validation of the Czech version of the Quality of Life - Alzheimer's Disease scale (QoL-AD) for patients with early-stage dementia.
Methods: The sample included 212 patient-proxy pairs. For convergent validity, the Czech version of the Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS-CZ), the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) were used.
Results: The reliability of the QoL-AD for patients and caregivers was good (Cronbach's α = 0.85, ICC = 0.25-0.54). A positive correlation existed between the QoL-AD and the SPPB, and negative correlations existed between the QoL-AD and the BADLS-CZ as well as between the QoL-AD and the GDS. Factor analysis resulted in a three-factor solution (physical and mental health, family life, and social security).
Conclusion: The Czech version of the QoL-AD has good psychometric properties in compliance with international recommendations.
Keywords: Dementia; Geriatrics; Quality of life; Questionnaire.
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