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Malay version of the Michigan hand outcomes questionnaire: cross-cultural adaptation and reliability testing in Kuantan, Pahang

Lye, Jun Xiong and Kow, Ren Yi and Ismail, Raffael and Khalid, Kamarul Ariffin (2019) Malay version of the Michigan hand outcomes questionnaire: cross-cultural adaptation and reliability testing in Kuantan, Pahang. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (3 Special Issue). p. 784. E-ISSN 2600-8491

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The Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ), a self-reported questionnaire for patients with hand disorders, has been widely used globally. It has been cross-culturally adapted into different languages across all continents. Aims of this study were to translate the MHQ into Malay language and to evaluate its reliability in a Malay-speaking population. The MHQ was cross-culturally adapted into a Malay version based on Beaton et al. guidelines. A pre-testing involving thirty patients with hand disorders was performed to assess whether it was comprehensible to the target population. One hundred patients with hand disorders were recruited in this study to answer the MHQ twice with an interval of two weeks. Statistical analysis was performed to assess the reproducibility and internal consistency via the test-retest method (Intraclass correlation coefficient analysis) and Cronbach’s alpha calculation, respectively. In the pre-testing, twenty-six patients (86.7%) understood all the questions in the Malay version of MHQ. The test-retest analysis showed good reliability across the duration of two weeks with the intraclass correlation coefficient of all subscales ranged from 0.925 to 0.984. Cronbach’s alpha values of the Malay version MHQ ranged from 0.82 to 0.97, indicating a good internal consistency. The Malay version of MHQ has been successfully translated and culturally-adapted with good reliability and internal consistency.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 2298/88157
Uncontrolled Keywords: Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire, Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Reliability Testing, Hand disorders
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamarul Ariffin Khalid
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 10:29
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 10:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88157

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