Reliability and validity of the German version of the Myositis Activities Profile (MAP) in patients with inflammatory myopathy
Baschung Pfister, Pierrette
de Bruin, Eling D.
Bastiaenen, Caroline H.G.
Knols, Ruud H.
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The Myositis Activity Profile (MAP) is the only disease-specific questionnaire to assess limitations in activities of daily living (ADL) in patients with inflammatory myopathy (IM). Because a German version does not currently exist, this study’s aim was to translate the MAP and assess reliability and construct validity of the new version. Therefore, a cross-cultural adaptation was performed following international guidelines. Forty-eight patients with IM completed the German-MAP, twice within two weeks. They were also assessed using the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF36), Manual Muscle Test (MMT8), Quantitative Muscle Testing (QMT) and Functional Index (FI-2). For discriminant validity, 48 age-and gender-matched healthy controls completed the German-MAP. Reliability was assessed using weighted kappa (Kw). Correlations between the MAP and the HAQ, the physical (PCM) and mental (MCS) component scores of SF36 and the MMT8 and QMT muscle tests were assessed using Spearman correlation analysis. Discriminative validity was assessed by calculating the Area under the Curve (AUC). The German-MAP showed substantial reliability for the four subscales (Kw: 0.65–0.71) and moderate to substantial reliability for the single items (Kw: 0.57–0.77). The MAP showed good construct validity (high correlations with HAQ and PCM, moderate with FI-2, QMT and MMT8 and poor with MCS and pain) and acceptable discrimination for three subscales and two single items (AUC: 0.65–0.79). In conclusion, the German-MAP appears to be a reliable and valid questionnaire to assess ADL-limitations in patients with IM. Further research is required, both to substantiate these results and to evaluate responsiveness. Show more
Journal / seriesPLoS ONE
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PublisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
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