Spanish version of the Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire–Carer (PDQ-Carer)

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Title: Spanish version of the Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire–Carer (PDQ-Carer)
Authors: Ferrer-Cascales, Rosario | Cabañero-Martínez, María José | Sánchez San Segundo, Miriam | Congost-Maestre, Nereida | Jenkinson, Crispin
Research Group/s: Psicología de la Delincuencia, Psicocriminología y Ciencias Forenses (PSIDECRIMYCIF) | Calidad de Vida, Bienestar Psicológico y Salud | Inglés Profesional y Académico (IPA)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología de la Salud | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Keywords: Caregivers | Parkinson disease | PDQ-Carer | Psychometric properties | Quality of life
Knowledge Area: Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico | Enfermería | Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: 4-Nov-2016
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2016, 14:154. doi:10.1186/s12955-016-0546-z
Abstract: Background: Parkinson’s caregivers are frequently affected by a range of physical and psychological factors affecting to the quality of life (QoL) of patients and caregivers. However, while there are well-validated QoL instruments for patients, few specific measures has been developed for caregivers of patients with PD. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Parkinson Disease Questionnaire–Carer (PDQCarer) for use in PD caregivers. Methods: The PDQ-Carer and the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) were completed by sample of 73 caregivers of patients with PD in Spain (71.8 % females; 63.6 ± 12.3 years old). Results: Psychometric analysis confirmed the reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the PDQ-Carer. The internal consistency was found to be satisfactory for the four PDQ-Carer domains: Personal and Social Activities, Depression and Anxiety, Self-care and Stress with Cronbach’s alpha values ranging 0.80 to 0.95. The PDQ-Carer was significantly correlated with the eight SF-36 domains (r = -0.31 to -0.59, p < 0.001) supporting the concurrent validity of the instrument. Conclusions: Overall, these results provide preliminary evidence of the utility of the Spanish version of the PDQ-Carer in non-professionals caregivers.
ISSN: 1477-7525
DOI: 10.1186/s12955-016-0546-z
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © The Author(s). 2016 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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