Journal article

Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation of the Brachial Assessment Tool Part 2: Construct Validity and Responsiveness

Bridget Hill, Gavin Williams, John Olver, Scott Ferris, Andrea Bialocerkowski

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: 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 (N=29; age range, 20-69y) 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, a..

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