Evaluation of the Chinese version of the disability of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH-HKPWH): cross-cultural adaptation process, internal consistency and reliability study

Lee, Edwin W. C., Lau, Jamie S. Y., Chung, Mandy M. H., Li, Aileen P. S. and Lo, Sing Kai 2004, Evaluation of the Chinese version of the disability of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH-HKPWH): cross-cultural adaptation process, internal consistency and reliability study, Journal of hand therapy, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 417-423.

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Title Evaluation of the Chinese version of the disability of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH-HKPWH): cross-cultural adaptation process, internal consistency and reliability study
Author(s) Lee, Edwin W. C.
Lau, Jamie S. Y.
Chung, Mandy M. H.
Li, Aileen P. S.
Lo, Sing Kai
Journal name Journal of hand therapy
Volume number 17
Issue number 4
Start page 417
End page 423
Publisher Hanley & Belfus Inc.
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2004-10
ISSN 0894-1130
Summary Abstract
The Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) was translated into Chinese by a physiotherapy team of the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong (DASH-HKPWH).

Objectives
This study evaluated the cross-cultural adaptation process, face validity, internal consistency and reliability of the DASH-HKPWH.

Method
Language officers and medical professionals from different fields were invited to translate and evaluate the face validity of the DASH-HKPWH. 88 patients were recruited to complete two DASH questionnaires on two occasions 1-2 weeks apart.

Results
Some adjustments were made to the translations based on the cultural and linguistic practice in Hong Kong. The face validity was satisfactory with a mean endorsement score of 3.2. The difference between the mean of DASH scores was not significant (t = −0.35, p = 0.73). The ICC (1,1) and Cronbach's alpha for the 30-item Disability/Symptom of the DASH-HKPWH was 0.77 and 0.94, respectively.

Conclusion
The translation was valid and reliable and acceptably equivalent to the original version. The questionnaire is suitable for measuring changes experienced by patients with any upper extremity disorders.

Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009327

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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