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AGING MALE SYMPTOMS SCALE (AMS) FOR HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN AGING MEN: TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION IN MALAY PDF Print E-mail
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Hui Meng Tan1,2 ,Wah Yun Low2, Seng Fah Tong, Jamaiyah Haniff 4, Geeta Appannah4, Verna K.M. Lee5 , Ee Ming Khoo6 ,Chirk Jenn Ng6, Christopher Chee Kong Ho7*

1Sime Darby Medical Center, Subang Jaya

2Medical Education and Research Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

3Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

4 Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU),Clinical Research Centre, Malaysia,

5Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, International Medical University Malaysia,  6Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 7Department of Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur

ABSTRACT

The Aging Male Symptoms Scale (AMS) measures health-related quality of life in aging men. The objective of this paper is to describe the translation and validation of the AMS into Bahasa Melayu (BM). The original English version of the AMS was translated into BM by 2 translators to produce BM1 and BM2, and subsequently harmonized to produce BM3. Two other independent translators, blinded to the English version, back-translated BM3 to yield E2 and E3. All versions (BM1, BM2, BM3, E2, E3) were compared with the English version. The BM pre-final version was produced, and pre-tested in 8 participants. Proportion Agreement, Weighted Kappa, Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient, and verbatim responses were used. The English and the BM versions showed excellent equivalence (weighted Kappa and Spearman Rank Coefficients, ranged from 0.72 to 1.00, and Proportion Agreement values ranged from 75.0% to 100%). In conclusion, the BM version of the AMS was successfully translated and adapted.

Key words: aging male symptoms; rating scale; translation; validation.

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