Singapore Institute of Technology
Browse
FAST protocol.pdf (965.01 kB)

Study protocol for the validation of a new pictorial functional scale in patients with knee osteoarthritis: the functional activity scoring tool (FAST)

Download (965.01 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2024-02-16, 08:39 authored by Zhi Yin Tang, khim siong Ngkhim siong Ng, Yi Ling Eileen Koh, Tsz Ling Meredith YeungTsz Ling Meredith Yeung

The first pictorial patient-specific functional assessment tool—the Functional Activity Scoring Tool (FAST)—is developed.

⇒ This multisite study will validate the novel pictorial scale created and reviewed by an expert panel comprising patients and their families, physiotherapists and family physicians.

⇒ The proposed study aligns with international consensus standards on best practices of instrument development and validation studies—the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments.

⇒ Validation of patient-reported outcome measures is an iterative process. More testing of its psychometric properties must follow to support its usefulness in patients with other musculoskeletal conditions.

⇒ Although the study protocol will not alter the standardised physiotherapy treatment, we cannot rule out possible confounding variables that may influence the study outcomes.

History

Journal/Conference/Book title

BMJ Open

Publication date

2024-01-01

Version

  • Published

Corresponding author

Mr Zhi Ying Tang, tang.zhi.yin@singhealth.com.sg

Usage metrics

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC