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dc.contributor.authorHill, Bridget
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Gavin
dc.contributor.authorOlver, John
dc.contributor.authorFerris, Scott
dc.contributor.authorBialocerkowski, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T01:03:54Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T01:03:54Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0003-9993
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apmr.2017.11.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387389
dc.description.abstractObjectives:To evaluate construct validity and responsiveness of the Brachial Assessment Tool (BrAT), a new patient-reported outcome measure for people with traumatic brachial plexus injury (BPI), and to compare it to the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and the Upper Extremity Functional Index (UEFI).Design:Cross-sectional study.Setting:Outpatient clinics.Participants:Adults (NZ29; age range, 20e69y) with confirmed traumatic BPI. Interventions: Participants completed the BrAT 3 times over an 18-month period together with 16 DASH activity items and the UEFI. Evaluations were undertaken of construct validity, known-groups validity, 1-way repeated analysis of variance, and effect size.Main Outcome Measures: BrAT, DASH, and UEFI. Results:The BrAT demonstrated a moderate to low correlation with the DASH activity items (<0.7) and a large correlation with the UEFI (>0.7). According to known-groups validity, only the BrAT was able to discriminate between people who stated they could use their hand versus those who were unable to use their hand to perform activities. All measures indicated a significant effect for time with the exception of BrAT subscale 1. The effect size was highest for the BrAT but lower than expected (BrAT, .52e.40; DASH, .15; UEFI, .36).Conclusions:These preliminary findings support the BrAT as a valid and responsive patient-reported outcome measure for adults with traumatic BPI. The BrAT activity items appear to be more targeted than the DASH or UEFI particularly for people with more severe BPI. The BrAT also appears to be measuring a different activity construct than the DASH and the UEFI. Further work is required to confirm these results with larger sample sizes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom736
dc.relation.ispartofpageto742
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
dc.relation.ispartofvolume99
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titlePreliminary Psychometric Evaluation of the Brachial Assessment Tool Part 2: Construct Validity and Responsiveness
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHill, B; Williams, G; Olver, J; Ferris, S; Bialocerkowski, A, Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation of the Brachial Assessment Tool Part 2: Construct Validity and Responsiveness, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2018, 99 (4), pp. 736-742
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-09-17T01:01:20Z
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