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Disabil Rehabil. 2008;30(20-22):1635-9. doi: 10.1080/09638280701785965.

Italian translation of the VISA-A score for tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon.

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Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To translate and adapt the English VISA-A questionnaire to Italian, to perform reliability and validity evaluations of the Italian VISA-A version in patients with tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon.

METHODS:

The VISA-A English version was translated into Italian by a bilingual orthopaedic surgeon. The back translation of the Italian version into English was performed by another bilingual orthopaedic surgeon. The original version was compared with the back translation. The VISA-A-I questionnaire was then administered to 50 male athletes (average age 26.4, range 18 - 49 years) with a diagnosis of tendinopathy of the main body of the AT. For test-retest evaluation, the 50 patients were asked to complete the questionnaire at first examination, and 30 minutes following the end of this examination.

RESULTS:

The kappa statistics for 50 patients was 0.80 (range 0.7 - 0.86). There were no significant differences between the scores immediately after the consultation and 30 minutes later.

CONCLUSIONS:

Italian and the English versions of the VISA-A questionnaire evaluate the same aspects of clinical severity in patients with tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon.

PMID:
18608373
DOI:
10.1080/09638280701785965
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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