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... <article-meta> <article-categories>...</article-categories> <title-group> <article-title>The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (<abbrev>DASH</abbrev>) outcome questionnaire: longitudinal construct validity and measuring self-rated health change after surgery</article-title> </title-group> <contrib-group>...</contrib-group> ... <permissions> <copyright-statement>©2003 Gummesson et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>2003</copyright-year> <license license-type="open-access"> <license-p>This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying ...</license-p> </license> </permissions> <abstract> <p><bold>Background:</bold> The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (<abbrev>DASH</abbrev>) questionnaire is a self-administered region-specific outcome instrument developed as a measure of self-rated upper-extremity disability and symptoms. The <abbrev>DASH</abbrev> consists mainly of a 30-item disability/symptom scale, scored 0 (no disability) to 100. The main purpose of this study was to assess the <italic>longitudinal construct validity</italic> of the <abbrev>DASH</abbrev> among patients undergoing surgery. The second phase purpose was to quantify self-rated <italic>treatment effectiveness</italic> after surgery.</p> ... </abstract> </article-meta> ...