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The concurrent validity of the Amharic version of Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness (SALSA) in persons affected by leprosy
Skånes universitetssjukhus.
Linköpings universitet.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
2013 (English)In: Leprosy Review, ISSN 0305-7518, E-ISSN 2162-8807, Vol. 84, no 1, p. 13-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objectives: Leprosy is endemic in many countries and results in activity limitations. There is a need for assessment tools to guide professionals in their evaluation and choice of intervention in order to improve conditions for leprosy-affected people. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of the Amharic version of Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness (SALSA-am) scale with Amharic version of Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH-am) questionnaire.

Design: Thirty-eight individuals with nerve damage due to leprosy completed the SALSA-am and DASH-am questionnaires. Spearman's rank correlation was used to determine relationships between SALSA and DASH scores. Specificity, sensitivity and accuracy were calculated.

Results: There was a good correlation 0.87 (P < 0.001) between SALSA-am and DASH-am scores. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated with acceptable results.

Conclusions: SALSA-am is considered a useful questionnaire for determining activity limitations in persons affected by leprosy, and showed good correlation with DASH-am. The concurrent validity was considered good.

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2013. Vol. 84, no 1, p. 13-22
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20093ISI: 000319541600002PubMedID: 23741879Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84881343332OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-20093DiVA, id: diva2:576068
Available from: 2012-12-12 Created: 2012-12-12 Last updated: 2018-03-16Bibliographically approved

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