Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 1: General principles, measures of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction

Marie Badalamente, Laureen Coffelt, John Elfar, Glenn Gaston, Warren Hammert, Jerry Huang, Lisa Lattanza, Joy MacDermid, Greg Merrell, David Netscher, Zubin Panthaki, Greg Rafijah, Douglas Trczinski, Brent Graham

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Abstract

Measurement is a fundamental cornerstone in all aspects of scientific discovery, including clinical research. To be useful, measurement instruments must meet several key criteria, the most important of which are satisfactory reliability, validity, and responsiveness. Part 1 of this article reviews the general concepts of measurement instruments and describes the measurement of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Badalamente, M., Coffelt, L., Elfar, J., Gaston, G., Hammert, W., Huang, J., Lattanza, L., MacDermid, J., Merrell, G., Netscher, D., Panthaki, Z., Rafijah, G., Trczinski, D., & Graham, B. (2013). Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 1: General principles, measures of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction. Journal of Hand Surgery, 38(2), 401-406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.11.028