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Translation and linguistic validation of self-administered Swedish version of WHODAS 2.0
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2015 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) is increasingly requested in clinical practice and research. The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) is a generic instrument for self-report capturing functioning in the life-domains of understanding and communicating, getting around, self-care, getting along with people, life activities and participation in society. It is based on the same conceptual foundation as the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). Several language versions of WHODAS 2.0 are available and a Swedish version is in progress.

Aim: To translate the self-administered 36-item version of WHODAS 2.0 into Swedish and examine the understanding and interpretation of the instruments´ content and response processes.

Methods: Translation process was made following WHO guidelines and the WHODAS 2.0 translation package (version 1.0) including: forward-translation, expert panel discussion, back-translation, pre-test of preliminary version, final version, and pilot-testing of the final version.

Pre-test was conducted through structured interviews in purposeful samples of Swedish-speaking adults including two patients with bi-polar disorder and a sample from the general population. Pilot-testing of the final version will be performed by structured interviews in a purposeful sample of outpatients.

Results: Forward-translation, expert panel discussion, and back-translation resulted in a preliminary Swedish version of WHODAS 2.0. Pre-test revealed some issues related to items in the Participation in society domain, and in the overall lay-out. This resulted in minor changes in selection of words in the final version and suggestions for future revision of the instrument.

Pilot-testing of the final version in outpatients are under progress and the result will be ready to present before Conference date in November 2015.

Conclusion: The preliminary Swedish self-administered version of WHODAS 2.0 is easy to understand and respond to. Further studies are needed to provide evidence for validity of the final Swedish WHODAS 2.0.

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2015.
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Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52136DiVA: diva2:968683
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The 12th Nordic Conference on Advances in Health Care Sciences Research, Stockholm, November 11-12, 2015
Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-12 Last updated: 2017-03-26Bibliographically approved

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