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Validity of the disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand patient-reported outcome measure (DASH) and the Quickdash when used in Dupuytren’s disease

Rodrigues, J.N.; Zhang, Weiya; Scammell, Brigitte E.; Russell, P.; Chakrabarti, I.; Fullilove, S.; Davidson, D.; Davis, T.

Authors

J.N. Rodrigues

Brigitte E. Scammell

P. Russell

I. Chakrabarti

S. Fullilove

D. Davidson

T. Davis



Abstract

This study investigated aspects of the validity and reliability of the 30-item Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand patient-reported outcome measure (DASH) and its relationship with the shorter 11-item QuickDASH in patients with Dupuytren’s disease.
Seven hundred and fifty-nine DASH questionnaires were studied, covering pre- and postoperative patients undergoing different treatments for Dupuytren’s disease. Items related to pain rose early after treatment before returning to baseline, suggesting that studying pain is relevant during postoperative recovery. Across all 759 sets of responses, the QuickDASH agreed closely with the DASH. In exploratory factor analysis, the DASH was not unidimensional, questioning the validity of the DASH summary score in Dupuytren’s disease.
Further validation of existing PROMs for use in Dupuytren’s disease is needed. These data suggest that pain is a relevant symptom to study during postoperative recovery following treatment for Dupuytren’s disease.

Citation

Rodrigues, J., Zhang, W., Scammell, B. E., Russell, P., Chakrabarti, I., Fullilove, S., …Davis, T. (2016). Validity of the disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand patient-reported outcome measure (DASH) and the Quickdash when used in Dupuytren’s disease. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 41(6), https://doi.org/10.1177/1753193415601350

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 17, 2015
Online Publication Date Aug 25, 2015
Publication Date Jul 1, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 1, 2016
Journal Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
Print ISSN 1753-1934
Electronic ISSN 2043-6289
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1753193415601350
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38391
Publisher URL http://jhs.sagepub.com/content/41/6/589
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