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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
Skåne University Hospital, Sweden.
Independent leprosy- and hand rehabilitation consultant, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research)
School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1607-187X
2013 (English)In: Leprosy Review, ISSN 0305-7518, Vol. 84, no 1, 13-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Leprosy is endemic in many countries and results in activity limitations.There is a need for assessment tools to guide professionals in their evaluationand 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 Amharicversion of Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness (SALSA-am) scalewith Amharic version of Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH-am)questionnaire.Design: Thirty-eight individuals with nerve damage due to leprosy completed theSALSA-am and DASH-am questionnaires. Spearman’s rank correlation was used todetermine relationships between SALSA and DASH scores. Specificity, sensitivityand accuracy were calculated.Results: There was a good correlation 0·87 (P , 0·001) between SALSA-amand DASH-am scores. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated withacceptable results.Conclusions: SALSA-am is considered a useful questionnaire for determiningactivity limitations in persons affected by leprosy, and showed good correlation withDASH-am. The concurrent validity was considered good.

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British Leprosy Relief Association (LEPRA) , 2013. Vol. 84, no 1, 13-22 p.
Keyword [en]
Amharic version of Disability of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH-am), Leprosy, Limitations in activities, Questionnaire validation, SALSA scale
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Occupational Therapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91376ISI: 000319541600002OAI: diva2:617402
Available from: 2013-04-23 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2013-09-13Bibliographically approved

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