Italian version of the disability of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) questionnaire. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation

Robert Padua, L. Padua, E. Ceccarelli, E. Romanini, G. Zanoli, P. C. Amadio, A. Campi

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Abstract

An Italian version of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire has been devised and its reliability and validity have been assessed in a cross-sectional study of 108 consecutive patients with upper extremity pathologies. A sub-sample of 30 patients was used to assess re-test reliability. The principal DASH scale showed a high correlation with other patient-oriented measures and demonstrated good reproducibility, consistency and validity, which were similar to those for other languages' versions of DASH. These findings suggest that the evaluation capacities of the Italian DASH are equivalent to those of other language versions of the DASH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume28 B
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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