Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ)

Description: A quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases [1].

Format: 32 questions grouped into four dimensions: bowel, systemic, social, and emotional.

Scoring: Scores range from 1 (poorest QoL) to 7 (best QoL). Higher scores indicate better QoL.

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered version also available.

Psychometrics for SCI: Good internal consistency, with a Cronbach α of 0.85 for the bowel-related quality of life items.

Languages: English, and several other languages.

QoL Concept: This is a Health-Related QoL measure of Subjective Well-Being, which corresponds to Boxes C (achievements) and E  (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; The IBDQ can be purchased at the Flintbox website at: www.flintbox.com/technology.asp?page=496.

References:

  1. Guyatt G, Mitchell A, Irvine EJ, Singer J, Williams N, Goodacre R, Tompkins C. A new measure of health status for clinical trials in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. 1989;96:804-10.

CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE LEFT TO READ HOW THE IBDQ HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION


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