TRANSLATION, RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE ROUMANIAN VERSION OF ORTHOGNATHIC QUALITY OF LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE (OQLQ)

  • Ana-Maria Andreea SIMIONESCU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Carina BALCOS “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Adina ARMENCIA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Sorana Nicoleta ROSU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • C. ROMANEC “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Anca GRADINARIU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Alina JEHAC “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • V.V. COSTAN “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Irina ZETU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

Orthognathic surgery is an essential treatment for addressing dentofacial anomalies which significantly affect the psychological and social aspects of a patient's life. This study aimed to translate, adapt, and validate the OQLQ questionnaire into Romanian language, specifically designed to measure the quality of life of individuals with dentofacial anomalies. Materials and methods: The validation process of the OQLQ questionnaire in Romanian language involved adaptation, translation, and validation methodologies. The Romanian version was administered to 18 patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. Results: The adapted and validated version demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties in term of reliability, sensitivity, and validity. The average Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.92, with a slightly lower value (0.79, p=0.046) observed for the Oral function domain. The Social aspects domain exhibited the highest value, recording an average Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.96. Conclusions: Dentofacial anomalies detrimentally impact the quality of life of orthognathic patients. The Romanian version of the OQLQ has proven its validity in assessing the quality of life among Romanian orthognathic patients.

Author Biographies

Ana-Maria Andreea SIMIONESCU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

Carina BALCOS, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

Adina ARMENCIA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

Sorana Nicoleta ROSU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

C. ROMANEC, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

Anca GRADINARIU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

Alina JEHAC, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

V.V. COSTAN, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

Irina ZETU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

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Published
2024-03-29