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The reliability and validity of the English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Hammond, A, Tennant, A, Tyson, SF, Nordenskiold, U, Hawkins, R and Prior, Y 2015, 'The reliability and validity of the English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis' , Rheumatology, 54 (9) , pp. 1605-1615.

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Access Information: This is an Open Access publication currently available as e-publication ahead of print and freely downloadable from: http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/10/rheumatology.kev008.full

Abstract

Objectives: The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) includes 138 items in 14 domains identified as important by people with RA. The aim of this study was to test the validity and reliability of the English EDAQ. Methods: A total of 502 participants completed two questionnaires 3 weeks apart. The first consisted of the EDAQ, HAQ, RA Quality of Life (RAQoL) and the Medical Outcomes Scale (MOS) 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36v2), and the second consisted of the EDAQ only. The 14 EDAQ domains were tested for: unidimensionality—using confirmatory factor analysis; fit, response dependency, invariance across groups (differential item functioning)—using Rasch analysis; internal consistency [Person Separation Index (PSI)]; concurrent validity—by correlations with the HAQ, SF-36v2 and RAQoL; and test–retest reliability (Spearman’s correlations). Results: Confirmatory factor analysis of the 14 EDAQ domains indicated unidimensionality, after adjustment for local dependency in each domain. All domains achieved a root mean square error of approximation <0.10 and satisfied Rasch model expectations for local dependency. DIF by age, gender and employment status was largely absent. The PSI was consistent with individual use (PSI = 0.94 for all 14 domains). For all domains, except Caring, concurrent validity was good: HAQ (rs = 0.72–0.91), RAQoL (rs = 0.67–0.82) and SF36v2 Physical Function scale (rs = −0.60 to −0.84) and test–retest reliability was good (rs = 0.70–0.89). Conclusion: Analysis supported a 14-domain, two-component structure (Self care and Mobility) of the EDAQ, where each domain, and both components, satisfied Rasch model requirements, and have robust reliability and validity.

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Additional Information: 1. Development of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) is described in Hammond et al (2014) available as Open Access article at: http://www.hqlo.com/content/12/1/143 OR: www.usir.salford.ac.uk/32995 2. The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire is freely available at: www.usir.salford.ac.uk/30755 3. The EDAQ Manual version 1 is freely available at: www.usir.salford.ac.uk/30752
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patient reported outcome measures, activities of daily living, occupational therapy, rheumatoid arthritis
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Rheumatology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1462-0324
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Funders: Arthritis Research UK
Depositing User: Professor Alison Hammond
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 12:48
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 09:21
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34719

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