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Psychometric Validation of the Spanish Version of the DHRQoL Questionnaire

Jun 15, 2016 | Magazine: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology

Gastaminza G (1,2), Ruiz-Canela M (3), Baiardini I (4), Andrés-López B (5), Corominas M (5,2).

Drug allergy is a very common condition faced by both primary care physicians [1] and hospital physicians [2] worldwide. Drug allergy is further complicated by the underlying disease, which frequently prevents the use of the usual first-line treatments.

Furthermore, allergists know that patients who have experienced an allergic drug reaction, especially those who have had a severe reaction, are increasingly fearful of new allergic reactions and therefore tend to avoid taking any type of medication. In a previous study [3], we validated the Spanish version of the Drug Hypersensitivity Quality of Life (DHRQoL) questionnaire, which was developed in Italy by Baiardini et al [4]. In the present paper, we report the results of our psychometric validation of the questionnaire.

CITATION  J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2016;26(5):322-323. doi: 10.18176/jiaci.0079