Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p1019 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

Differential item functioning of the thyroid-specific quality of life questionnaire ThyPRO

Watt Torquil , Hegedus Laszlo , Bonnema Steen Joop , Bjorner Jakob Bue , Groenvold Mogens , Rasmussen Ase Krogh , Feldt-Rasmussen Ulla

Objective: Thyroid diseases have been shown to affect quality of life. A thyroid-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) measuring quality of life, the ThyPRO, has recently been developed and validated using classical clinic- and psycho-metric methods. The purpose of the present study was to apply modern psychometrics to validate the measure as the extent of differential item functioning (DIF) according to sex, age, education and diagnosis, within the ThyPRO.<p class="abst...

ea0014p360 | (1) | ECE2007

Do patients and clinicians agree about which aspects of quality of life are relevant when evaluating the impact of thyroid diseases?

Watt Torquil , Hegedüs Laszlo , Rasmussen Æse Krogh , Groenvold Mogens , Bonnema Steen Joop , Bjorner Jakob , Feldt-Rasmussen Ulla

Objective: During the development of a thyroid-specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire, patients and clinicians rated the relative relevance of a list of possibly relevant QoL issues. In this study we compare the patient and clinician ratings.Methods: Fifteen thyroid experts and 80 thyroid outpatients (14 with non-toxic goitre, 12 nodular toxic goitre, 21 GravesÂ’ disease, 17 thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and 16 primary hypothyroidism)...

ea0056p1056 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2018

Adaptation and cross-cultural validation of the Spanish version of the Thyroid-Related Quality-of-Life Patient-Reported Outcome (ThyPRO) questionnaire

Gonzalez Lleo Ana Maria , Cortes Mauro Boronat , Feldt-Rasmussen Ulla , Perez Carlos Rodriguez , Rasmussen AEse Krogh , Plasencia Yaiza Lopez , Hegedus Laszlo , del Pino Alberiche Ruano Maria , Bonnema Steen Joop , Arencibia Dunia Marrero , Groenvold Mogens , Bjorner Jakob Bue , Watt Torquil

Introduction: The thyroid-related quality-of-life patient-reported outcome ThyPRO questionnaire is the most widely used tool for measuring health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with benign thyroid diseases. The aim of this study was to adapt and validate a Spanish version of the ThyPRO.Methods: The ThyPRO consists of 85 items, grouped in 13 scales and one single QoL item. Scales cover physical and mental symptoms, well-being and function, soci...