The concurrent validity of the Amharic version of Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness (SALSA) in persons affected by leprosy
2013 (English)In: Leprosy Review, ISSN 0305-7518, Vol. 84, no 1, 13-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
British Leprosy Relief Association (LEPRA) , 2013. Vol. 84, no 1, 13-22 p.
Amharic version of Disability of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH-am), Leprosy, Limitations in activities, Questionnaire validation, SALSA scale
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91376ISI: 000319541600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-91376DiVA: diva2:617402