Introduction diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that can have a profound impact on the health status and quality of life qol of patients in terms of physical social and psychological well being diabetes is now a global health concern affecting both industrialized and transitioning countries. Objective this paper describes the processes involved to ensure a diabetes specific quality of life questionnaire the audit of diabetes dependent quality of life addqol retained the psychometric properties following cross cultural adaptation from english to portuguese. Various instruments assessing the qol related to diabetes have been used among diabetes specific qol measures the audit of diabetes dependent quality of life addqol is a widely used instrument of diabetes specific qol that assesses an individuals perceptions of the impact of diabetes on their qol . To examine the psychometric properties of the norwegian version of the audit of diabetes dependent quality of life version 18 addqol 18 we assessed the reliability cronbachs alpha and intraclass correlations and construct validity confirmatory factor analysis and pearsons correlation coefficients of the instrument in a sample of 292 adults in norway aged 423 sd 142 years . Objectives our objective was to undertake linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of the japanese version of the audit of diabetes dependent quality of life jp addqol and to evaluate its psychometric properties when completed by japanese patients with diabetes
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