Cultural adaptation of the LINQ (Lung Information Needs Questionnaire) questionnaire in patients with chronic respiratory disease in a pulmonary rehabilitation program in Cali, Colombia

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Revista Ciencias de la Salud, ISSN: 1692-7273, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 23-29

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Adiela Terreros A., Lorena Obregón A., Esther Cecilia Wilches Luna,, Maria Isabel Delgado H., Diana Fernanda Rebolledo A.
Universidad del Rosario, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senor del Rosario
Medicine, rehabilitación, educación, traducción, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica
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Objective: To perform a cultural adaptation of the LINQ (Lung Information Needs Questionnaire) for patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Method: Descriptive study. After the translation of the questionnaire by a certified translator, and after its cultural adaptation, it was applied in eight patients in order to identify the difficulties and doubts related to an understanding of the questions and of its terminology, not only to evaluate the quality of the translation, but to verify practical aspects of its application, as well. Afterward, a second translation was done from Spanish to English, and sent back to the authors to ensure the original content of the questionnaire was maintained, and to obtain endorsement for its use. Results: During the cultural adaptation phase, the sample was constituted by 6 men and 2 women, with an average age of 61 years. The Spanish version of the LINQ, as well as the cultural adaptation, was easy to use and did not show any discrepancies with the original version during the re-translation process. Conclusions: The LINQ's translation to Spanish and the cultural adaptation proved to be adequate, because the patients did not express any difficulties in understanding and answering the questions. This will facilitate future studies that evaluate the educational component in the pulmonary rehabilitation program.

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