Turkish Versions of KCCQ and SAQ Now Available

13 November 2005 - 19:48

Drs. John Spertus and Tuncay Duruoz have collaborated to produce Turkish versions of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire and the Seattle Angina Questionnaire, which are now available. “Dr. Duruoz, a rheumatologist and physiatrist at the Celal Bayar University Medical School, was instrumental in translating these instruments into Turkish,” states Dr. Spertus.

Dr. Duruoz has extensive experience in cross-cultural adapations of quality of life measures, including the Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life Scale (ASQOL), Psoriatic Arthritis Quality of Life Scale (PsAQOL), Systemic Lupus Erythematosis Quality of Life Scale (SLEQOL), and Osteoarthritis Health Related Quality of Life Scale (OAHRQOL). He developed and validated a functional disability scale for the hand, the Duruoz Hand Index (DHI), and produced Turkish, English and French versions. Dr. Duruoz also is a board member of the Health Related Quality of Life Society (SAYKAD), president of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Society (ASHAD) and the general secretary of next National Rheumatic Diseases Congress in Turkey.

Concludes Spertus: “It’s been a pleasure and privilege to collaborate with him on the Turkish versions of the KCCQ and SAQ.”


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