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Validation of the Hebrew version of the Burn Specific Health scale-brief questionnaire

Stavrou, Demetris, Haik, Josef, Wiser, Itay, Winkler, Eyal, Liran, Alon, Holloway, Samantha, Boyd, Julie, Zilinsky, Isaac and Weissman, Oren 2015. Validation of the Hebrew version of the Burn Specific Health scale-brief questionnaire. Burns 41 (1) , pp. 188-195. 10.1016/j.burns.2014.05.006

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Background The Burns Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) questionnaire is a suitable measurement tool for the assessment of general, physical, mental, and social health aspects of the burn survivor. Aim To translate, culturally adapt and validate the BSHS-B to Hebrew (BSHS-H), and to investigate its psychometric properties. Methods Eighty-six Hebrew speaking burn survivors filled out the BSHS-B and SF-36 questionnaires. Ten of them (11.63%) completed a retest. The psychometric properties of the scale were evaluated. Internal consistency, criterion validity, and construct validity were assessed using interclass correlation coefficient, Cronbach's alpha statistic, Spearman rank test, and Mann–Whitney U test respectively. Results BSHS-H Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.97. Test–retest interclass coefficients were between 0.81 and 0.98. BSHS-H was able to discriminate between facial burns, hand burns and burns >10% body surface area (p < 0.05). BSHS-H and SF-36 were positively correlated (r2 = 0.667, p < 0.01). Conclusions BSHS-H is a reliable and valid instrument for use in the Israeli burn survivor population. The translation and cross-cultural adaptation of this disease specific scale allows future comparative international studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plastic surgery; Burns; Quality of life; Measurement tool; Burn Specific Health Scale; Validation
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0305-4179
Date of Acceptance: 9 May 2014
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 08:36

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