Published online Jun 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i22.3494
Revised: March 25, 2013
Accepted: March 28, 2013
Published online: June 14, 2013
Core tip: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a common chronic liver disease in mainland China, and its adverse prognosis might impair the patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ) is the first liver specific HRQoL instrument, however, few studies have examined psychometrics of the Chinese (mainland) CLDQ in CHB patients. This study tested psychometrics of the Chinese (mainland) CLDQ in patients with CHB (including CHB without cirrhosis and CHB-related cirrhosis). The findings will help find suitable disease-specific questionnaire in the management of CHB in mainland China and provide evidence for expanding the use of the CLDQ.