Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Chinese Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment–Achilles (VISA-A) Questionnaire for Achilles Tendinopathy
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AbstractBackground: Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment (VISA-A) is a patient-reported outcome for assessing symptoms severity associated with Achilles tendinopathy (AT). It is a valid and reliable tool that has been used widely for measuring and monitoring treatment outcomes for AT. This clinical measurement study aims to develop a Chinese version of the VISA-A questionnaire. The study objective is to adapt the VISA-A questionnaire cross-culturally and assess its psychometric property for Chinese-speaking individuals. Methods: VISA-A was translated and adapted cross-culturally according to international guidelines for self-reported questionnaires. During the establishment of Chinese VISA-A, there are 5 stages involved in the creation process, including translation, synthesis, reverse translation, review, and pretesting, which are performed by professionals in various fields, including orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and professional translators. Results: A total of 60 participants were recruited to complete the Chinese VISA-A and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaires. The overall test-retest reliability was 0.98 (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.97-0.99). The correlation between Chinese VISA-A and physical function subscale (r = 0.70) was strong and statistically significant. There were moderate correlations between Chinese VISA-A, limitations to role of physical function subscale (r = 0.30), and bodily pain subscale (r = 0.42), which were also statistically significant. There were statistically significant differences in Chinese VISA-A scores between healthy control and pathologic group (P <.001), at-risk group, and pathologic group (P <.001) respectively. Conclusion: Chinese VISA-A demonstrated good reliability and validity for measuring symptom severity in patients with AT. Chinese VISA-A can be recommended as a self-reported measure for monitoring symptoms severity and treatment progress of patients with Achilles tendinopathy. Level of Evidence: Level II, cohort study.
All Author(s) ListKo V.M.C., Lau N.N., Qiu J.H., Fu S.C., Yung P.S.H., Ling S.K.K.
Journal nameFoot and Ankle Orthopaedics
Volume Number7
Issue Number1
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages1 - 7
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsVISA-A, Achilles tendinopathy, Chinese version, Cross-cultural adaptation, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, research instrument

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