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GONZALEZ-CONSUEGRA, Renata Virginia  y  VERDU, José. Spanish adaptation process of the Charing Cross Venous Ulcer Questionnaire (CCVUQ) to measure the quality of life related to health in patients with venous ulcers. Gerokomos [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.2, pp.80-87. ISSN 1134-928X.

Introduction: the measurement of quality of life related to health (HRQOL) allows greatly contribute to improving the quality of care. It has been found that the HRQOL of persons with venous ulcers (UV) is adversely affected. The specific instruments that measure HRQL in These people are not available in Spanish. Therefore, it is need for such an instrument adapted and validated in Spanish. The aim of this study is the cultural adaptation to Spanish in one of these instruments, namely the Charing Cross Venous Ulcer Questionnaire (CCVUQ). Materials and methods: the original version of the questionnaire CCVUQ, which includes 20 questions, has been adapted into Spanish following the methodology of translation and back-translation and the establishment of cultural semantic equivalences. In the adaptation process has involved a group of experts in chronic wounds and a group of patients with these lesions. Results: we obtained a satisfactory version of the questionnaire translated and adapted culturally CCVUQ Spain, with the realization of "minor adjustments to the original questions, but necessary for the understanding of the local population in order to save the semantic and conceptual equivalence of the original version. Discussion and conclusions: the Spanish version of CCVUQ is semantically and culturally equivalent to the original English version. It is an instrument with simple questions during the process has been altered from the contributions and suggestions from experts and patients, which did not affect their essence, and that has ensured an adequate pre-test version, adapted to the Spanish language and Spanish culture. At a later stage will be carried out an investigation to validate and test the psychometric properties adapted to Spanish.

Palabras clave : Quality of life related to health; instruments; cultural adaptation; wounds; ulcers; venous leg ulcers.

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