The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Translation and linguistic validation into Finnish

Noora Ilona Lahdenperä, Jussi P. Repo, Eeva Aartolahti, Philippa Tollow, Catrin Griffiths, Diana Harcourt, Jyrki Vuola, Andrew Lindford

    Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu


    Background: Burn injury can dramatically deteriorate health-related quality of life. Effective burn care may minimize the impact of the burn injury and ensure optimal functional outcome. This requires continuous improvement in burn care and assessment of treatment results. The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt and linguistically validate the CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form, a burn-specific patient-reported outcome measure, into Finnish. Methods: The translation process followed the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research guidelines consisting of forward and backward translations, pilot-testing and cognitive debriefing interviews of five burn patients, and proofreading before finalizing. The process involved expert panel meetings and continuous discussion between the developers of the Scale and the research group. Results: In the forward translation 10 amendments were required. After the backward translation, 12 items were reworded. Cognitive debriefing interviews led to three alterations enhancing the comprehensiveness and accuracy of the translation. The translation was reviewed by burn occupational therapists for practicality, resulting in 12 modifications. Minor grammatical changes were made after proofreading. Conclusion: The Finnish version is the first foreign translation of the CARe Burn Scale. It is equivalent to the original Scale and ready for psychometric validation with burn patients in Finland.

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    TilaE-pub ahead of print - 27 helmik. 2021
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä


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    !!ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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