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Italian translation of the VISA-A score for tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon.
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PMID:  18608373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Purpose. To translate and adapt the English VISA-A questionnaire to Italian, to perform reliability and validity evaluations of the Italian VISA-A version in patients with tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon. Methods. The VISA-A English version was translated into Italian by a bilingual orthopaedic surgeon. The back translation of the Italian version into English was performed by another bilingual orthopaedic surgeon. The original version was compared with the back translation. The VISA-A-I questionnaire was then administered to 50 male athletes (average age 26.4, range 18 - 49 years) with a diagnosis of tendinopathy of the main body of the AT. For test-retest evaluation, the 50 patients were asked to complete the questionnaire at first examination, and 30 minutes following the end of this examination. Results. The kappa statistics for 50 patients was 0.80 (range 0.7 - 0.86). There were no significant differences between the scores immediately after the consultation and 30 minutes later. Conclusions. Italian and the English versions of the VISA-A questionnaire evaluate the same aspects of clinical severity in patients with tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon.
Nicola Maffulli; Umile Giuseppe Longo; Vittorino Testa; Francesco Oliva; Giovanni Capasso; Vincenzo Denaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0963-8288     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-13     Completed Date:  2009-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1635-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / physiopathology*
Athletic Injuries / physiopathology*
Language Arts
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Severity of Illness Index*
Tendinopathy / physiopathology*

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