Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the Visual Analogue Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS-FA)

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Repo , J P , Tukiainen , E J , Roine , R P , Kautiainen , H , Lindahl , J , Ilves , O , Järvenpää , S & Häkkinen , A 2018 , ' Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the Visual Analogue Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS-FA) ' , Foot and Ankle Surgery , vol. 24 , no. 6 , pp. 474-480 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2017.05.009

Title: Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the Visual Analogue Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS-FA)
Author: Repo, Jussi P.; Tukiainen, Erkki J.; Roine, Risto P.; Kautiainen, Hannu; Lindahl, Jan; Ilves, Outi; Järvenpää, Salme; Häkkinen, Arja
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Plastiikkakirurgian yksikkö
University of Helsinki, Plastiikkakirurgian yksikkö
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine
Date: 2018-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Foot and Ankle Surgery
ISSN: 1268-7731
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/307700
Abstract: Background: There have previously been no validated foot and ankle-specific patient-reported outcome measures in Finnish. Methods: The Visual Analogue Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS-FA) was translated and adapted into Finnish. Thereafter, 165 patients who had undergone foot and ankle surgery completed a questionnaire set on two separate occasions. Analyses included testing of floor-ceiling effect, internal consistency, reproducibility, and validity. Results: Minor linguistic differences emerged during the translation. Some structural adjustments were made. The mean (SD) total VAS-FA score was 74 (23). In the three subscales, maximum scores were noted in 2-5% of the responses, and internal consistency ranged from 0.81 to 0.94. Reproducibility was excellent (ICC, 0.97). The total VAS-FA score correlated significantly with the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (r = 0.84) and the 15D Mobility dimension (r = 0.79). The VAS-FA loaded on two factors (pain/movement and problems/limitations). Conclusions: The Finnish version of the VAS-FA has high reliability and strong validity. (C) 2017 European Foot and Ankle Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Reliability
Validity
Foot
Ankle
VAS-FA
EXTREMITY FUNCTIONAL SCALE
CULTURAL-ADAPTATION
QUALITY
RESPONSIVENESS
INSTRUMENTS
OUTCOMES
SCORE
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
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