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Quality of Life with Type2 Diabetes: Translation and Validation of Indian Version of DES-5

Shrikant S. Pawar1 and Prasad A. Thakurdesai2
1. Dept of Pharmacology, Sinhgad Technical Education Society's, Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Pharmacy, Kondhwa, (Bk) Pune-411048 and Research Scholar Karpagam University, Coimbatore.
2. General Manager, Scientific Affairs, Indus Biotech Private Ltd., Pune.
Abstract—The present study was conducted to perform the cultural adaptation, translation and validation of Diabetes Empowerment Scale-5 (DES-5) instrument in Hindi language for use in Indian type 2 diabetic patients. Validated English version ofDES-5 instrument was selected. Instrument was subjected to forward and back translation to generate final version in the Hindi language. The instrument consists of three dimensions of DES-5: Managing psychological aspects of diabetes, assessing dissatisfaction and readiness to change and setting and achieving diabetes goal. Validation was done in two hundred fifty Indian diabetic type 2 patients after the pilot testing (n=50). Internal consistency was assessed using cronbach alpha and value of 0.85 was gained for the summary score, indicating high levels of internal reliability. The results of the study revealed the validation of the DES-5 instrument in Hindi language. This translated Hindi version of DES- 5 can be used for further quality of life utility studies.

Index Terms—Diabetes, Quality of life, DES-5, Validation, Cronbach alpha

Cite: Shrikant S. Pawar and Prasad A. Thakurdesai, "Quality of Life with Type2 Diabetes: Translation and Validation of Indian Version of DES-5," International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 123-129, April 2013.
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