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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

Abstract

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. Correspondence

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Wijk U
Brandsma W
Dahlstrom O
Bjork M
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
84
Issue
1
Number of Pages
13-22
Language
eng
Call Number
WIJK 2013
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev
Publication Language
eng