Major life changing decision profile: Creation of the Polish language version

Dermatol Ther. 2021 Jan;34(1):e14568. doi: 10.1111/dth.14568. Epub 2020 Nov 29.


Chronic diseases have long-term consequences and can affect individuals' life course. The aim of this study was to create the Polish language version of a questionnaire estimating the impact of the disease on important life decisions-the major life changing decision profile (MLCDP). The translation of the MLCDP followed international guidelines. The created Polish language version of the questionnaire was administered to 32 nephrology and dermatology ward inpatients. To assess its properties, statistical analysis of the results obtained was conducted. The Polish language version of the MLCDP demonstrated very good internal consistency with a Cronbach α coefficient of 0.84. The questionnaire presented excellent test-retest reliability, established with a coefficient ICC of 0.97. The Polish language version of MLCDP has shown high internal consistency and reproducibility, and can be used effectively to assess the cumulative impact of the disease by indicating the number of major life decisions affected by chronic disease.

Keywords: major life changing decision profile; quality of life; questionnaire; translation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Language*
  • Poland
  • Quality of Life*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Translations