Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric testing of the Arabic version of the Patient-Rated Wrist Hand Evaluation (PRWHE-A) in Saudi Arabia
Journal of Hand Therapy
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© 2015 Hanley & Belfus. Purposes The purposes of this study was to 1) perform a cross-cultural Arabic translation for the Patient-Rated Wrist and Hand Evaluation (PRWHE-A) using standardized guidelines and, 2) to test the psychometrics properties of the translated measure. Methods A total of 48 patients with variety of hand disabilities, a mean age of 47 ± 16 years were recruited and assessed two times. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was used for assessing test-retest reliability of the PRWHE-A and its subscales while Cronbach's alpha (CA) was used for assessing the internal consistency. Construct validity was assessed by examining the strength of the correlation between the PRWHE-A and the Arabic version of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH-A). Results The PRWHE-A demonstrated excellent test-retest reliability (ICC= 0.97) and internal consistency (CA= 0.96). The DASH-A demonstrated moderately to low correlation (r= 0.64) with the PRWHE-A. Conclusions The results of this study indicated that PRWHE-A is a reliable and valid assessment tool and can be used in patients with different wrist/hand disabilities whose primary language is Arabic.