British English versions of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and QuickDASH in people with rheumatoid arthritis
Although the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is widely used in the UK, there were no British English version available until recently. We have linguistically validated the DASH into British English and then test the reliability and validity of the British English DASH, (including the Work and Sport/Music DASH) and QuickDASH, in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Minor wording changes were made as required. The DASH addresses a quarter of Body Function and half of Activities and Participation codes in the ICF RA Core Set. British English versions of the DASH, QuickDASH and Work and Sport/Music modules are now available to evaluate upper limb disabilities in the UK. The DASH, QuickDASH, Work and Sport/Music modules are reliable and valid to use in clinical practice and research with British people with RA.
You can download a copy of the DASH-UK through this link. Please note below the copyright information.
Scoring the DASH Outcome Measure
The DASH Outcome Measure is scored in two components: the disability/symptom section (30 items, scored 1-5) and the optional high performance Sport/Music or Work section (4 items, scored 1-5).
Download DASH Scoring Instructions
Calculation of Scores – Free Service
Free information and calculation services for the DASH and QuickDASH Outcome Measures are available from Orthopaedic Scores. Please ensure that you read and agree to the conditions of use posted on their website before using the scoring tools.
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Hammond A, Prior Y, Tyson, S (2018) Linguistic validation, Validity and Reliability of the British English versions of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and QuickDASH in people with rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Conditions. 2018; 19:118
Hammond A, Prior Y, Tyson S (2015) Development and Psychometric Testing Of A British English Version Of The Disabilities Of The Arm Shoulder And Hand (Dash) Questionnaire. Rheumatology, 54 (Suppl 1), i117; 04/2015