Validity and Reliability of the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-10) For Turkey
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to test as a shortened form of the health-related quality of life for patients with epilepsy inventory (QOLIE). Methods: A study of 148 adult epileptic patients admitted to the Neurology Outpatient Clinic at Cumhuriyet University Hospital in Sivas was used to derive a brief screening tool from a longer instrument (QOLIE-31). Results: The 10-item questionnaire (QOLIE-10) contains general and epilepsy-specific dimensions grouped into three domains: Epilepsy Effects (memory, physical effects, and mental effects of medication), Mental Health (energy, depression, overall quality of life), and Role Functioning (seizure worry, work, driving, social limits). Cronbach's alpha (measure of internal consistency) was high, as were the associations between QOLIE-10 and the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP). High correlations between QOLIE-10 and NHP domains (emotional reactions, energy, physical mobility, and social isolation) were found. Conclusion: The QOLIE-10 questionnaire is considered to be a valid and reliable tool for use in Turkey. Health professionals are encouraged to use this questionnaire to routinely examine the influences of the disease process in epilepsy patients.