Applied Research in Quality of Life

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 385–398 | Cite as

Factor Structure and Internal Consistency of a Spanish Version of the Family Quality of Life (FaQoL)

  • Pau García-Grau
  • R. A. McWilliam
  • Gabriel Martínez-Rico
  • María D. Grau-Sevilla


This study examines the factor structure and internal consistency of the Spanish version of the Family Quality of Life scale (FaQoL). After translating and back-translating the instrument, we administered it to 324 families with a child with disabilities or developmental delays or who was at risk and who was enrolled in an early intervention (EI) program. Families were recruited from EI services in Spain, from 12 autonomous communities. Children’s average age was 38.6 months. Results showed the FaQoL scores had high internal consistency. Confirmatory factor analysis showed an adequate fit with the original factors, even slightly higher than the original four-factor solution. These results allow factors scores to be used reliably with Spanish families.


Family quality of life Early intervention Child functioning Spanish families Evaluation 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pau García-Grau
    • 1
  • R. A. McWilliam
    • 2
  • Gabriel Martínez-Rico
    • 3
  • María D. Grau-Sevilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Católica de Valencia, San Vicente MártirValenciaSpain
  2. 2.The University of Alabama at TuscaloosaTuscaloosaUSA
  3. 3.Universidad Católica de Valencia, San Vicente MártirGodellaSpain

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