Multilingual cross-cultural adaptation of the patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) into Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Ukrainian
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The use of patient-reported outcome questionnaires is recommended in studies of the orthopaedic field. Reliable, validated tools are necessary to ensure the comparability of results across different studies, centers, and countries. The patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) is a widely accepted and commonly used outcome measure in the self-evaluation after distal radius fractures. The cross-cultural adaptation of PRWE was performed according to international guidelines, following prescribed six stages: translation, synthesis, back-translation, expert committee review, pre-testing, and submission of documentation. PRWE versions were achieved without any substantive difficulty in all seven languages. Cross-cultural adaptation aims "to attain semantic, idiomatic, experiential and conceptual equivalence between the source and target questionnaires". The present paper provides such adaptation of the PRWE in seven different languages, making this tool available for an additional nearly half a billion potential users.
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