Reliability of the WHOQOL-BREF Quality of life questionnaire for use with drug addict patients with Selected Yoga Module Practices
Author(s):
Shilpi Singh, Dr.Arpita Negi
Keywords:
Yoga, Drug addicts, WHOQOL-BREF, Cronbach’s α
Abstract
The aim of the present study was to evaluate reliability of World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) in an adult population of Drug addicts in Shimla, India. Total 120 adults in the Shimla district were interviewed using a questionnaire containing the WHOQOL-BREF. To assess the reliability of WHOQOL-BREF, Cronbach’s α was calculated, and test–retest reliability was evaluated, after analyses, the WHOQOL-BREF showed good internal consistency and was sensitive to improvement after practices+ of selected Yoga module. Convergent validity between the WHOQOL-BREF and the Yoga practice was statistically significant as well as WHOQOL-BREF’s ability to discriminate between patient on the basis of their Yoga practices. In conclusion, the WHOQOL-BREF seems to be valid and reliable instrument with some modification, it is suitable for evaluating Quality of life of Drug addicts with practice of selected Yoga module.
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Unique Paper ID: 158386

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 9

Page(s): 732 - 734
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