Arabic version of the ISYQOL

Several questionnaires are available to assess Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following conservative and surgical interventions for various spinal conditions.
Among these, the Italian Spine Youth Quality of Life (ISYQOL) questionnaire was developed to evaluate health-related quality of life in adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis and showed high validity in measuring HRQOL. 
After Chinese, Korean and Polish versions of the ISYQOL,  the study, Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Italian Spine Youth Quality of Life (ISYQOL) questionnaire’s Arabic versionaimed to undertake the process of adaptation of the questionnaire into the Arabic language (ISYQOL-Ar) and evaluate its validity and reliability, and to correlate it with the validated revised Scoliosis Research Society (SRS-22r)’s Arabic questionnaire in a cross-sectional multicenter study.
The ISYQOL was translated, back-translated, and reviewed by an expert committee. Reliability assessment for the questionnaire domains was performed using Cronbach’s alpha.
 A total of 115 patients were enrolled in the study and completed the ISYQOL-Ar and Arabic SRS-22r questionnaires.
The ISYQOL-Ar questionnaire is a reliable and valid outcome measure for assessing young patients with spinal deformity among the Arabic-speaking population.

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