Reliability and validity of the Hebrew version of the International Spinal Cord Injury Activities and Participation Basic Data Set

Julie Wolff, Gabi Zeilig, Moshe Bondi, Efrat Burshtein, Richard Levi, Navah Z. Ratzon

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Activities and Participation Basic Data Set (APBDS) was created to facilitate comparisons of levels of function and disability in SCI individuals worldwide. AIM: Evaluating the reliability and validity of the APBDS’s Hebrew translation was our goal. DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. SETTING: University and Outpatient Rehabilitation Department of a Medical Center. POPULATION: Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: The APBDS’s Hebrew version was administered to fifty individuals with SCI. Reliability was evaluated through Cronbach Alpha Test and a test-retest method. Validity was determined by testing for convergence with the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale (WHODAS) 2.0 and the Medical Outcomes Short Form Health Survey (SF-12). RESULTS: The Hebrew APBDS had a high test-retest reliability (ICC=0.792) and an adequate Cronbach alpha test (α=0.792). Significant convergent validity was partial with both the WHODAS 2.0 (strong in the self-care objective (r=-0.648) and subjective (r=-0.666), moderate in the total objective (r=-0.640) and subjective (r=-0.570) domains of the APBDS) and the SF-12 (moderate between the total objective domain and the Physical composite score (r=0.378), poor with the Mental composite score (r=0.310)). CONCLUSIONS: Although the Hebrew APBDS’s moderate reliability and validity warrants further research, it opens new vistas regarding assessment of SCI individuals’ satisfaction, activity, and participation. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: We feel that this data set may be used in the long-term follow-up of SCI individuals in the Sheba SCI rehabilitation registry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Patient outcome assessment
  • Questionnaire
  • Spinal cord injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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