Translation and measurement properties of the Swedish version of ACL-Return to Sports after Injury questionnaire
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838, Vol. 23, no 5, 568-575 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Psychological factors may be a hindrance for returning to sport after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The ACL-Return to Sport after Injury scale (ACL-RSI) measures athletes emotions, confidence in performance, and risk appraisal in relation to return to sport. The aim of this study was to translate the ACL-RSI scale from English to Swedish and to examine some of the measurement properties of the Swedish version. The ACL-RSI was translated and culturally adapted. A professional expert group and five patients evaluated face validity. One hundred and eighty-two patients completed the translated ACL-RSI, a project-specific questionnaire, the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK), the Knee-Self-Efficacy Scale (K-SES), the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC-C), the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Quality of Life (ACL-QoL) questionnaires. Fifty-three patients answered the ACL-RSI twice to examine reproducibility. The ACL-RSI showed good face validity, internal consistency (Cronbachs alpha=0.948), low floor and ceiling effects and high construct validity when evaluated against the TSK, K-SES, MHLC-C, KOOS, and ACL-QoL scales. The reproducibility was also high (intra-class correlation=0.893). Therefore, the ACL-RSI can be used to evaluate psychological factors relevant to returning to sport after ACL reconstruction surgery.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Vol. 23, no 5, 568-575 p.
knee injury, psychological response, COSMIN
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100312DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01438.xISI: 000324931100015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-100312DiVA: diva2:661488
Funding Agencies|Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports (CIF)||R&D-centre Sormland||Linkoping University||2013-11-042013-11-042015-12-18Bibliographically approved