Cross Cultural Adaptation and Assessment of Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire Gujarati VersionJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2020-11-05
Authors : Dhara Chavda; Neela Soni; Urmi Bhatt;
Page : 194-197
Keywords : Musculoskeletal Disorders MSDs; Cross Cultural Adaptation; Reliability; Validity;
Background: Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) is widely used questionnaire for health survey and recording of musculoskeletal symptoms in general population as well as in various occupational settings. NMQ covers nine anatomical regions along with a body chart of specified areas and questions relating to trouble in last 12 months and last 7 days; and limitation in functional area in last 12 months. NMQ has been translated and adapted in various languages for application in different countries and cultures. Aim: To cross culturally adapt NMQ, from English language to Gujarati language and assess NMQ Gujarati version. Methodology: Cross cultural adaptation of instrument was made using a standardized tool and NMQ Gujarati version was generated. The questionnaire was tested on randomly selected 90 participants. Data was collected twice with an interval of 2 days. Result: Face validity and Content validity was found to be good by the expert committee. For Test Retest Reliability, Kappa measure was used and result between 0.664 to 1.000 obtained. For Internal Consistency, Cronbach’s Alfa was performed and result showed 0.790. Conclusion: Cross cultural adaptation and assessment of NMQ Gujarati version was found satisfactory. NMQ Gujarati version can be utilized by Physiotherapy fraternity for assessment and management of musculoskeletal symptoms in Gujarati participants.
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