Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the prosthesis evaluation questionnaire

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Repo , J P , Piitulainen , K , Häkkinen , A , Roine , R P , Kautiainen , H , Becker , P & Tukiainen , E J 2018 , ' Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the prosthesis evaluation questionnaire ' , Disability and Rehabilitation , vol. 40 , no. 17 , pp. 2081-2087 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1323032

Title: Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the prosthesis evaluation questionnaire
Author: Repo, Jussi Petteri; Piitulainen, Kirsi; Häkkinen, Arja; Roine, Risto Paavo; Kautiainen, Hannu; Becker, Paju; Tukiainen, Erkki Juhani
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Plastiikkakirurgian yksikkö
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, Plastiikkakirurgian yksikkö
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Disability and Rehabilitation
ISSN: 0963-8288
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311586
Abstract: Background: Thus far there have been no specific patient-reported outcome instrument in Finnish for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment after major lower extremity amputation and successful prosthesis fitting.Methods: The prosthesis evaluation questionnaire (PEQ) was translated and cross-culturally adapted into Finnish. Participants completed a questionnaire package including the Finnish version of the PEQ and the 15D HRQoL instrument. Scales (n=10) were tested for internal consistency, floor-ceiling effect, and reproducibility for which participants completed the PEQ twice within a 2-week interval. Validity was tested by estimating the correlation between the 15D index and the scales. The authors included 122 participants who had completed the questionnaire on two separate occasions in the final analysis.Results: Mean scale scores of the 10 scales varied from 52 to 83. Cronbach's alphas ranged from 0.67 to 0.96. The total score showed no floor-ceiling effect. Reproducibility of the scales was good (intraclass correlation coefficient, 0.78-0.87; coefficient of repeatability, 19-36). Significant correlations were observed between the 15D index and the scales for ambulation, social burden, usefulness, and well-being.Conclusions: This study provided evidence of the reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the PEQ in assessing the HRQoL among major lower extremity amputated patients who have been fitted with prosthesis.Implications for rehabilitationMeasurement of quality of life during rehabilitation can provide important information on patients' well-being.The prosthesis evaluation questionnaire (PEQ) is a valid instrument for assessing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after major lower extremity amputation.This study provided evidence of the reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the PEQ for assessing HRQoL among patient who have undergone major lower extremity amputation.
Subject: Rehabilitation
prosthesis
validity
reliability
amputation
psychometrics
QUALITY-OF-LIFE
LOWER-LIMB AMPUTATIONS
UTILITY INSTRUMENTS
DISEASE
VALIDATION
SCALES
PAIN
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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