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Responsiveness of the Spanish Version of Newcastle Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Measure (NEWSQOL)

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Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Universidad de Alcalá, 28871 Madrid, Spain
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Medical Director State Reference Center for Brain Damage Care, 28034 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(19), 10034; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910034
Received: 16 July 2021 / Revised: 8 September 2021 / Accepted: 16 September 2021 / Published: 24 September 2021
Objective: To evaluate the responsiveness of the Spanish version of the Newcastle Stroke-specific Quality of Life measure (NEWSQOL) to assess quality of life in Spanish people after suffering a stroke. Design: A prospective observational study was conducted to assess the responsiveness of the Spanish version of NEWSQOL. The sample contained 128 patients who filled in the questionnaires before and after a physical therapy intervention. The responsiveness was assessed with p-values using the effect size (ES) and the standardized response means (SRMs) of the change. Besides, two other external criteria were used to distinguish patients who improved with the treatment from those who remained stable. This classification was based on one functional independence measure (the Barthel Index) and one disability measure (the modified Rankin Scale). Results: There was a statistically significant correlation (Spearman’s coefficient = p < 0.01) between the domains of the Spanish version of NEWSQOL in relation to the Barthel Index and the modified Rankin Scale. All domains showed between marked-to-mild change responsiveness except sleep and relationships; mobility (ES 0.66 and SRM 0.92) and activities of daily living (ES 0.75 and SRM 0.87) were markedly responsive; communication (ES 0.38 and SRM 0.61) was moderately responsive; and pain, vision, cognition, feelings, emotions and fatigue were mildly responsive (ES 0.21–0.41 and SRM 0.23–0.44). Conclusion: The Spanish version of NEWSQOL shows between marked and mild responsiveness to measure the perception of QoL in post-stroke patients. Therefore, its use can be suitable for evaluation studies, clinical trials and clinical practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: quality of life; stroke; responsiveness; physical therapy; NEWSQOL quality of life; stroke; responsiveness; physical therapy; NEWSQOL
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Soto-Vidal, C.; Calvo-Fuente, V.; Muriel-García, A.; Gallego-Izquierdo, T.; González-Alted, C.; Pacheco-da-Costa, S. Responsiveness of the Spanish Version of Newcastle Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Measure (NEWSQOL). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10034. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910034

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Soto-Vidal C, Calvo-Fuente V, Muriel-García A, Gallego-Izquierdo T, González-Alted C, Pacheco-da-Costa S. Responsiveness of the Spanish Version of Newcastle Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Measure (NEWSQOL). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(19):10034. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910034

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Soto-Vidal, Concepción, Victoria Calvo-Fuente, Alfonso Muriel-García, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo, Carlos González-Alted, and Soraya Pacheco-da-Costa. 2021. "Responsiveness of the Spanish Version of Newcastle Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Measure (NEWSQOL)" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 19: 10034. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910034

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