Spanish adaptation and validation of the Family Quality of Life Survey
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2005
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume 49, Issue 10, pages 794–798, October 2005
How to Cite
Verdugo, M. A., Córdoba, L. and Gómez, J. (2005), Spanish adaptation and validation of the Family Quality of Life Survey. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49: 794–798. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00754.x
- Issue published online: 13 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 13 SEP 2005
- confirmatory factor analysis;
- family quality of life;
- intellectual disability;
- test adaptation
Background Assessing the quality of life (QOL) for families that include a person with a disability have recently become a major emphasis in cross-cultural QOL studies. The present study examined the reliability and validity of the Family Quality of Life Survey (FQOL) on a Spanish sample.
Method and results The sample comprised 385 families who were administered the FQOL in Cali, Columbia. The FQOL showed adequate temporal stability (r = 0.68 on Importance and r = 0.78 on Satisfaction) and excellent internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha of 0.96 for Importance and 0.95 for Satisfaction. The confirmatory factor analysis yielded high fit indices, thus confirming that the factor structure of the FQOL as adapted for Spanish people fitted the five-factor model proposed by the survey's authors.
Conclusions The study provides a valid instrument for the research of the QOL of those families that have a child with a disability within Spanish-speaking community.