Funding: This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0003737).
Measurement equivalence of touch-screen computerized and paper-based diabetes-specific quality-of-life questionnaires
Article first published online: 30 SEP 2013
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 20, Issue 4, pages 382–389, August 2014
How to Cite
Lee, E.-H., Lee, Y. W., Lee, K.-W., Kim, D. J., Kim, Y.-S. and Nam, M.-S. (2014), Measurement equivalence of touch-screen computerized and paper-based diabetes-specific quality-of-life questionnaires. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20: 382–389. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12184
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 26 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 30 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: JAN 2013
- Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Grant Number: 2010-0003737
- quality of life;
Current advances in technology have enabled the development of a computer-based questionnaire that provides advantages over the paper-based mode of administration, such as automatic data entry, storage and calculations. However, before implementing a computer-based questionnaire, its equivalence with the original paper-based questionnaire must first be demonstrated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the measurement equivalence of the computerized Diabetes-Specific Quality-of-Life questionnaire (cD-QOL) with its original paper-based counterpart. A two-period crossover design was used in this study. The measurement equivalence was evaluated using quadratic weighted kappa coefficients, intraclass correlations and Cronbach's alpha comparisons. The cD-QOL was equivalent to its original paper-based counterpart. Participants preferred the cD-QOL over the paper-based questionnaire and reported that it was easy to use.