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Evaluation of hand function in rheumatic disease. Validation and usefulness of the Spanish version AUSCAN, m-SACRAH and Cochin questionnaires.
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PMID:  22609002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Questionnaires to evaluate hand function are variable in the number of items, domains and diseases in which they had been previously used. OBJECTIVES: a) To translate to Spanish and validate the m-SACRAH and AUSCAN questionnaires; b) to do a transcultural adaptation of DASHe, previously validated in Spain), and c) to compare them and the Cochin questionnaire (previously validated in México), in rheumatic patients with variable impairment of hand function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: m-SACRAH, AUSCAN and DASH were translated/retro-translated and adapted. The final version was revised to determine content validity and them, plus Cochin were applied to 10 healthy subjects (pilot study) with a variable educational level and in 16 rheumatic patients with variable diagnoses and degrees of hand function impairment; all patients answered 4 questionnaires and were evaluated clinically by blinded investigators. RESULTS: Seventy six percent were women, mean age 45.7±11.4 years. Cronbach́s alpha >0.90; time to answer went from 2.3±0.087 (AUSCAN) to 3.5±0.36minutes (DASH). There was good correlation among them (r=0.0683 AUSCAN-m-SACRAH to r=0.889 AUSCAN-DASH) and good capability for discrimination between patients with mild VS moderate to severe impairment was also demonstrated; patients with mild impairment needed less time to answer them and there were no significant differences among questionnaire scores. Patients prefered AUSCAN (10/16), Cochin (4/16) and m-SACRAH (2/16). CONCLUSION: The 4 questionnaires are useful to evaluate hand function in rheumatic patients and have good discrimination capability. More patients preferred AUSCAN.
Roberto Arreguín Reyes; Carlos O López López; Everardo Alvarez Hernández; Gabriel Medrano Ramírez; Ma De la Luz Montes Castillo; Janitzia Vázquez-Mellado
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reumatologia clinica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1885-1398     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101293923     Medline TA:  Reumatol Clin     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.
Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital General de México, México D.F., México.
Vernacular Title:
Evaluación de la función de la mano en las enfermedades reumáticas. Validación y utilidad de los cuestionarios AUSCAN, m-SACRAH, DASH y Cochin en Español.
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