Responsiveness is an important property of an outcomes questionnaire.
It can be defined as the ability of an instrument to capture important changes in a patient's health status over time.
The authors previously designed the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ), a hand-specific outcomes instrument that contains six distinct scales : (1) overall hand function, (2) activities of daily living, (3) pain, (4) work performance, (5) aesthetics, and (6) patient satisfaction with hand function.
In the first study, the authors demonstrated that the MHQ is a reliable and valid instrument for the hand.
The purpose of this second study is to assess the responsiveness, or sensitivity, of the MHQ to clinical change in patient status.
A total of 187 consecutive patients with chronic hand disorders completed a baseline MHQ prior to receiving treatment at a university plastic surgery clinic.
Approximately 6 to 18 months after completing the first questionnaire, patients were sent a follow-up MHQ by mail.
The second questionnaire was identical to the first, with the exception of one additional question added to each of the six MHQ scales.
This additional question asked patients to rate the change in their hands since completing the last questionnaire using a seven-point response scale.
Spearman's correlation coefficient was used to correlate the responses from patients'self-assessment questions with the actual score change (after score - before score). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble fonctionnel, Main, Questionnaire, Qualité vie, Influence, Vie quotidienne, Activité professionnelle, Enquête, Diagnostic, Homme, Etude cohorte, Prospective, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Membre supérieur, Main pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dysfunction, Hand, Questionnaire, Quality of life, Influence, Daily living, Professional activity, Survey, Diagnosis, Human, Cohort study, Prospective, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Upper limb, Disease of the hand
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 14/12/1999.