Reliability and validity of upper limb short questionnaire for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Reliability and validity of upper limb short questionnaire for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Disabil Rehabil. 2020 Oct 07;:1-8 Authors: Choi YA, Shin HI Abstract PURPOSE: In patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), weakness of the upper limb (UL) muscles has a significant impact on daily activities and body functions. This problem necessitates a screening tool that can be used quickly and easily in clinical situations, such as the Upper Limb Short Questionnaire (ULSQ). However, its validity and reliability as a clinical measure have not yet been evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ULSQ was initially administered in face-to-face interviews, and then by telephone four weeks later. Lower limb and UL body functions were assessed by the Vignos and modified Brooke scales, respectively. RESULTS: A total of 160 patients participated in the initial ULSQ interview; 132 patients completed the follow-up interview. Construct validity was confirmed by exploratory and subsequent confirmatory factor analyses. The UL function component sum score correlated with the modified Brooke scale score (Kendall's Tau 0.64, p 
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