Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Background/aim: This study aimed to translate and validate the Turkish version of the Hand20 questionnaire.Materials and methods: Patients who had upper extremity involvement and stable symptoms for the previous 4 weeks in their upper extremities were included in the study. Patients who were illiterate or used a splint during the day were excluded from the study. Participants completed the Turkish version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH-T) questionnaire once and the final version of the Hand20 questionnaire twice in a 7-day interval. Internal consistency and reliability of the questionnaire was assessed. Moreover, correlations between Hand20 and DASH-T scores were analyzed using Spearman?s correlation coefficient.Results: A total of 104 patients participated in the study. The Turkish version of the Hand20 met the set criteria of reliability and validity. Internal consistency (Cronbach?s alpha = 0.93) and test-retest reliability were excellent (r = 0.82). Hand20 showed a positive and statistically significant correlation with DASH-T (r = 0.76, P < 0.001).Conclusion: The results showed that the Turkish version of the Hand20 had excellent test-retest reliability and validity. As a result of this study, it was determined that Hand20 was a valid and reliable instrument to measure the upper extremity disabilities of Turkish-speaking patients.
Upper extremity injuries, hand, patient reported outcome measures
TORE, NURTEN GİZEM and OSKAY, DERAN
"Validity and reliability study of the Turkish version of the Hand20 questionnaire,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 49:
4, Article 40.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol49/iss4/40