Development and validation of a new patient-reported outcome measure for peripheral nerve disorders of the hand, the I-HaND© Scale

Ashwood, Mark, Jerosch-Herold, Christina and Shepstone, Lee (2018) Development and validation of a new patient-reported outcome measure for peripheral nerve disorders of the hand, the I-HaND© Scale. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 43 (8). pp. 864-874. ISSN 1753-1934

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    Abstract

    Following guidelines from the Patient-Centred Outcomes Research Institute and using a mixed methods study, a new patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for both nerve trauma and compression affecting the hand, the Impact of a Hand Nerve Disorders (I-HaND) Scale, was developed. Face-to-face interviews with 14 patients and subsequent pilot-testing with 61 patients resulted in the development of the 32-item PROM. A longitudinal validation study with 82 patients assessed the psychometric properties of the I-HaND. Content and construct validity was confirmed by cognitive interviews with patients and through principal component analysis. The I-HaND has high internal consistency (α = 0.98) and excellent test–retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.97). Responsiveness statistics showed that the I-HaND can detect change over 3 months and discriminate between improvers and non-improvers. We conclude that the I-HaND can be used as a PROM for people with a range of hand nerve disorders.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: nerve injury,nerve compression,patient-reported outcomes,psychometrics
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 11:30
    Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 12:55
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67008
    DOI: 10.1177/1753193418780554

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