The development and evaluation of a disease-specific quality of life measurement tool for shoulder instability. The Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI).

@article{Kirkley1998TheDA,
  title={The development and evaluation of a disease-specific quality of life measurement tool for shoulder instability. The Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI).},
  author={Alexandra Kirkley and Sharon H Griffin and H McLintock and Litvinenko Ng},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={
          764-72
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid, reliable, and responsive disease-specific quality of life measurement tool for patients with shoulder instability. Development included 1) identification of a specific patient population; 2) generation of issues specific to the "disease" ("items") from reviewing the literature, interviewing health caregivers, and interviewing patients representing all demographics, disease type and severity, and treatments; 3) item reduction using patient… CONTINUE READING
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