Psychometric properties of the performing arts module of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire

Vera Baadjou*, Rob de Bie, Christine Guptill, Rob Smeets

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Abstract

Background: The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire (DASH) offers an optional performing arts module. The goal was to examine the psychometric properties of this module in musicians. Methods: This study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a biopsychosocial intervention to prevent or reduce playing-related disability in conservatory students. Baseline data were used to examine internal consistency and discriminative validity of the performing arts module of the DASH questionnaire. Construct validity was analyzed by hypotheses testing. The performing arts module outcomes were compared to scores from the general DASH questionnaire, pain disability index, Short-Form 36, playing-related musculoskeletal disorder (PRMD) intensity, and pain intensity. Results: Questionnaires completed by 130 conservatory students were analyzed, 55% of the population was female. Median age was 20 years (IQR 4). The performing arts module showed good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha 0.893). Discriminative validity between students with and without PRMDs was good. Three out of six hypotheses were accepted, indicating moderate construct validity. Conclusions: The performing arts module showed good internal consistency, good discriminative validity and moderate construct validity in a population of conservatory students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2946-2952
Number of pages7
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume40
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Disability
  • validity
  • playing-related musculoskeletal disorder
  • musculoskeletal
  • music
  • upper extremity
  • HEALTH SURVEY SF-36
  • MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
  • DASH DISABILITIES
  • OUTCOME MEASURE
  • MUSICIANS
  • VALIDITY
  • RELIABILITY
  • VALIDATION
  • COMPLAINTS
  • QUALITY

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