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IJHRS. 2015; 4(2): 73-83


Hindi Translation and Psychometric Evaluation of The Wheelchair Userís Shoulder Pain Index

Mansi Vij ; Chitra Kataria ; Kshitija Bansal.

Abstract
Background: Wheelchair Userís Shoulder Pain Index has been translated to Hindi, validated, and used
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to translate the original English version of Wheelchair Userís Shoulder Pain Index into Hindi language and to assess its content validity. as an outcome for measuring shoulder pain in wheelchair users and its Hindi version is not available.
Materials and Methods: The translation was carried out in the accordance with the guidelines of the American Association of Orthopedics Surgeons. Content validity was evaluated through Qualitative (McKenzie and colleagues and Wallace) and Quantitative (Lawshe).
Results: The Content Validity of final scale constituting 15 items was good.
Conclusion: The result of this study indicates that Wheelchair Userís Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI) is a valid tool for assessing shoulder pain in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who use wheelchairs.
Keywords: Wheelchair Users Shoulder Pain Index, Pain, Spinal cord injury.

Key words: Wheelchair Users Shoulder Pain Index, Pain, Spinal cord injury.



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