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
Year2022
Month3
Volume Number7
Issue Number1
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages1 - 7
ISSN2473-0114
eISSN2473-0114
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsVISA-A, Achilles tendinopathy, Chinese version, Cross-cultural adaptation, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, research instrument

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