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A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

van Egmond, E., van Gorp, D., Honan, C., Heerings, M., Jongen, P., van der Klink, J., Reneman, M., Beenakker, E., Frequin, S., de Gans, K., Hengstman, G., Hoitsma, E., Mostert, J., Verhagen, W., Zemel, D., Middelkoop, H., Visser, L. & van der Hiele, K., 7-Nov-2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 10 p.

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van Egmond, E., van Gorp, D., Honan, C., Heerings, M., Jongen, P., van der Klink, J., ... van der Hiele, K. (2019). A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1686072

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van Egmond, Elianne ; van Gorp, Dennis ; Honan, Cynthia ; Heerings, Marco ; Jongen, Peter ; van der Klink, Jac ; Reneman, Michiel ; Beenakker, Ernesto ; Frequin, Stephan ; de Gans, Koen ; Hengstman, Gerald ; Hoitsma, Elske ; Mostert, Jop ; Verhagen, Wim ; Zemel, Désirée ; Middelkoop, Huub ; Visser, Leo ; van der Hiele, Karin. / A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019.

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van Egmond, E, van Gorp, D, Honan, C, Heerings, M, Jongen, P, van der Klink, J, Reneman, M, Beenakker, E, Frequin, S, de Gans, K, Hengstman, G, Hoitsma, E, Mostert, J, Verhagen, W, Zemel, D, Middelkoop, H, Visser, L & van der Hiele, K 2019, 'A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis', Disability and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1686072

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A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. / van Egmond, Elianne; van Gorp, Dennis; Honan, Cynthia; Heerings, Marco; Jongen, Peter; van der Klink, Jac; Reneman, Michiel; Beenakker, Ernesto; Frequin, Stephan; de Gans, Koen; Hengstman, Gerald; Hoitsma, Elske; Mostert, Jop; Verhagen, Wim; Zemel, Désirée; Middelkoop, Huub; Visser, Leo; van der Hiele, Karin.

In: Disability and Rehabilitation, 07.11.2019.

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van Egmond E, van Gorp D, Honan C, Heerings M, Jongen P, van der Klink J et al. A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019 Nov 7. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1686072


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title = "A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis",
abstract = "Purpose: The current study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire-23 (MSWDQ-23). Methods: Two hundred and thirty-nine employed persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 59 healthy controls completed the MSWDQ-23. To verify the factor structure, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. To assess construct validity, the MSWDQ-23 scores were correlated to measures of physical disability, fatigue, cognitive and neuropsychiatric problems, depression, health-related quality of life, and work-related variables. MSWDQ-23 scores were compared within different age groups, gender, education levels, and job types. Predictive validity was assessed using a logistic regression analysis to predict a deterioration in employment status after one year based on MSWDQ-23 scores. Results: The internal consistency of the MSWDQ-23 was acceptable (alpha = 0.913, 95{\%} CI = 0.897-0.928) and the results indicated a fair fit. The MSWDQ-23 showed acceptable construct validity, confirming 94{\%} of the hypotheses. The total scale and the psychological/cognitive subscale were able to predict a deterioration in employment status after one year (chi(2)(1)=18.164, p <0.001). Conclusions: The Dutch version of the MSWDQ-23 is a valid and internally consistent instrument to measure self-reported work difficulties in persons with MS.",
keywords = "Multiple sclerosis, work, surveys and questionnaires, employment status, validation studies, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, HEALTH, IMPAIRMENT, VALIDITY, PEOPLE",
author = "{van Egmond}, Elianne and {van Gorp}, Dennis and Cynthia Honan and Marco Heerings and Peter Jongen and {van der Klink}, Jac and Michiel Reneman and Ernesto Beenakker and Stephan Frequin and {de Gans}, Koen and Gerald Hengstman and Elske Hoitsma and Jop Mostert and Wim Verhagen and D{\'e}sir{\'e}e Zemel and Huub Middelkoop and Leo Visser and {van der Hiele}, Karin",
year = "2019",
month = "11",
day = "7",
doi = "10.1080/09638288.2019.1686072",
language = "English",
journal = "Disability and Rehabilitation",
issn = "0963-8288",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis Ltd",

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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - A Dutch validation study of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

AU - van Egmond, Elianne

AU - van Gorp, Dennis

AU - Honan, Cynthia

AU - Heerings, Marco

AU - Jongen, Peter

AU - van der Klink, Jac

AU - Reneman, Michiel

AU - Beenakker, Ernesto

AU - Frequin, Stephan

AU - de Gans, Koen

AU - Hengstman, Gerald

AU - Hoitsma, Elske

AU - Mostert, Jop

AU - Verhagen, Wim

AU - Zemel, Désirée

AU - Middelkoop, Huub

AU - Visser, Leo

AU - van der Hiele, Karin

PY - 2019/11/7

Y1 - 2019/11/7

N2 - Purpose: The current study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire-23 (MSWDQ-23). Methods: Two hundred and thirty-nine employed persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 59 healthy controls completed the MSWDQ-23. To verify the factor structure, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. To assess construct validity, the MSWDQ-23 scores were correlated to measures of physical disability, fatigue, cognitive and neuropsychiatric problems, depression, health-related quality of life, and work-related variables. MSWDQ-23 scores were compared within different age groups, gender, education levels, and job types. Predictive validity was assessed using a logistic regression analysis to predict a deterioration in employment status after one year based on MSWDQ-23 scores. Results: The internal consistency of the MSWDQ-23 was acceptable (alpha = 0.913, 95% CI = 0.897-0.928) and the results indicated a fair fit. The MSWDQ-23 showed acceptable construct validity, confirming 94% of the hypotheses. The total scale and the psychological/cognitive subscale were able to predict a deterioration in employment status after one year (chi(2)(1)=18.164, p <0.001). Conclusions: The Dutch version of the MSWDQ-23 is a valid and internally consistent instrument to measure self-reported work difficulties in persons with MS.

AB - Purpose: The current study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire-23 (MSWDQ-23). Methods: Two hundred and thirty-nine employed persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 59 healthy controls completed the MSWDQ-23. To verify the factor structure, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. To assess construct validity, the MSWDQ-23 scores were correlated to measures of physical disability, fatigue, cognitive and neuropsychiatric problems, depression, health-related quality of life, and work-related variables. MSWDQ-23 scores were compared within different age groups, gender, education levels, and job types. Predictive validity was assessed using a logistic regression analysis to predict a deterioration in employment status after one year based on MSWDQ-23 scores. Results: The internal consistency of the MSWDQ-23 was acceptable (alpha = 0.913, 95% CI = 0.897-0.928) and the results indicated a fair fit. The MSWDQ-23 showed acceptable construct validity, confirming 94% of the hypotheses. The total scale and the psychological/cognitive subscale were able to predict a deterioration in employment status after one year (chi(2)(1)=18.164, p <0.001). Conclusions: The Dutch version of the MSWDQ-23 is a valid and internally consistent instrument to measure self-reported work difficulties in persons with MS.

KW - Multiple sclerosis

KW - work

KW - surveys and questionnaires

KW - employment status

KW - validation studies

KW - QUALITY-OF-LIFE

KW - EMPLOYMENT STATUS

KW - HEALTH

KW - IMPAIRMENT

KW - VALIDITY

KW - PEOPLE

U2 - 10.1080/09638288.2019.1686072

DO - 10.1080/09638288.2019.1686072

M3 - Article

JO - Disability and Rehabilitation

JF - Disability and Rehabilitation

SN - 0963-8288

ER -

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