Manuel García-Caballero

University of Malaga, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

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  • Manuel García-Caballero
    Cirugía Española 10/2010; 88(6):355-7. · 0.87 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To develop algorithms for a conversion of disease-specific quality-of-life into health state values for morbidly obese patients before or after bariatric surgery. A total of 893 patients were enrolled in a prospective cross-sectional multicenter study. In addition to demographic and clinical data, health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) data were collected using the disease-specific Moorehead-Ardelt II questionnaire (MA-II) and two generic questionnaires, the EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D) and the Short Form-6D (SF-6D). Multiple regression models were constructed to predict EQ-5D- and SF-6D-based utility values from MA-II scores and additional demographic variables. The mean body mass index was 39.4, and 591 patients (66%) had already undergone surgery. The average EQ-5D and SF-6D scores were 0.830 and 0.699. The MA-IIwas correlated to both utility measures (Spearman's r = 0.677 and 0.741). Goodness-of-fit was highest (R(2) = 0.55 in the validation sample) for the following item-based transformation algorithm: utility (MA-II-based) = 0.4293 + (0.0336 x MA1) + (0.0071 x MA2) + (0.0053 x MA3) + (0.0107 x MA4) + (0.0001 x MA5). This EQ-5D-based mapping algorithm outperformed a similar SF-6D-based algorithm in terms of mean absolute percentage error (P = 0.045). Because the mapping algorithm estimated utilities with only minor errors, it appears to be a valid method for calculating health state values in cost-utility analyses. The algorithm will help to define the role of bariatric surgery in morbid obesity.
    Value in Health 01/2009; 12(2):364-70. · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Moorehead-Ardelt II (MA-II) questionnaire is the most frequently applied instrument to assess quality of life (QoL) in bariatric surgery patients. Our aim was to validate the Czech, German, Italian, and Spanish version of the MA-II. A total of 893 patients were enroled in a prospective cross-sectional European study. Two thirds of the patients(n = 591) were postsurgical cases. In addition to demographicand clinical data, QoL data was collected using the MA-II questionnaire, the EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D), and the Short Form 36 Health Survery (SF-36). Statistical parameters for contingency (Cronbach's alpha), construct and criterion validity(Pearson's r), and responsiveness (standardised effect sizes) were calculated for each language version. In the different languages, Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.817 to 0.885 for the MA-II. These values were higher than those obtained for the SF-36 (0.418-0.607). The MA-II was well correlated to the EQ-5D (r = 0.662) and to 3 of the 8 health domains of the SF-36 (0.615, 0.548, and 0.569 for physical functioning,physical role, and general health, respectively). As expected, there was a negative correlation between the MA-II and the BMI (r = -0.404 for all patients), but no significant correlation with age was found.When comparing both the heaviest and the lightest third of the patients, mean responsiveness was higher for the MA-II (-1.138) than for the domains of the SF-36 (range -0.111 to -1.070) and the EQ-5D (-0.874). The Czech, German, Italian, and Spanish version of the MA-II questionnaire are valid instruments and should be preferred to generic questionnaires as they provide better responsiveness.
    Obesity Facts 01/2009; 2 Suppl 1:57-62. · 1.58 Impact Factor

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  • 2009–2010
    • University of Malaga
      • • Facultad de Medicina
      • • Department of Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics
      Málaga, Andalusia, Spain