Validation of the VISA-A questionnaire for Turkish language: The VISA-A-Tr study

Dogramaci, Yunus, Kalaci, Aydiner, Kücükkübaş, Nigar, Inandı, Taceddin, Esen, Erdinc, Yanat, A. Nedim and Khan, Karim (2011) Validation of the VISA-A questionnaire for Turkish language: The VISA-A-Tr study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 5: 453-455. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2009.060236

Author Dogramaci, Yunus
Kalaci, Aydiner
Kücükkübaş, Nigar
Inandı, Taceddin
Esen, Erdinc
Yanat, A. Nedim
Khan, Karim
Title Validation of the VISA-A questionnaire for Turkish language: The VISA-A-Tr study
Journal name British Journal of Sports Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-3674
Publication date 2011-04
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bjsm.2009.060236
Volume 45
Issue 5
Start page 453
End page 455
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Formatted abstract
To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles (VISA-A) questionnaire for patients with Achilles tendinopathy.

Fifty-five patients with a diagnosis of Achilles tendinopathy and 55 healthy subjects were included in the study. VISA-A questionnaires were translated and culturally adapted into Turkish. The final Turkish version (VISA-A-Tr) was tested for reliability on healthy individuals and patients. Tests for internal consistency, validity and structure were performed on 55 patients.

The VISA-A-Tr showed good test-retest reliability (Pearson's r=0.99, p<0.001). The patients with Achilles tendinopathy had a significantly lower score (p<0.001) than the healthy individuals. The VISA-A-Tr score correlated significantly with the Stanish tendon grading system (Spearman's r=-0.86; p<0.001).

The VISA-A-Tr is a valid and reliable tool for evaluating the severity of Achilles tendinopathy.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published Online First 22 June 2009.

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