Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of Hindi Version of Freezing of Gait-Questionnaire

Published: 17 May 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/t93bhbwyfy.1
Contributors:
manisha mondal,

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Freezing of gait is a debilitating symptom in individuals with Parkinson's disease that has a negative influence on the quality of life. In order to evaluate this debilitating symptom, patient-reported evaluation tools are required. Freezing of Gait-Questionnaire (FOG-Q) is the only valid and reliable subjective assessment tool for assessing freezing of gait severity. So, a Hindi version is required for usage in the Hindi-speaking population. The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt and validate the Hindi version of the Freezing of Gait-Questionnaire (HFOG-Q). The translation was done according to Beaton guidelines. 32 Hindi speaking individuals with Parkinson’s disease were assessed using the HFOG-Q, Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) I, II, and III, Fall efficacy scale (FES) & Hoehn and Yahr Staging. 32 patients (mean age 67.09 ± 6.93; 50% women) with PD were assessed with mean length of disease duration of 8.21 ± 4.6 years. The median of the H&Y stage was 3. HFOG-Q score was moderate to well associate with H&Y stage, MDS UPDRS item 2.13 (Freezing), item 3.10 (Gait), item 3.11 (Freezing of Gait), FES Score, MDS UPDRS I, MDS UPDRS II (ρ = 0.52-0.66). There is a highly strong relationship between HFOG-Q and MDS UPDRS part III (ρ = 0.71). A significant fair correlation between the HFOG-Q with PD duration and item 2.12 of MDS UPDRS (ρ = 0.33-0.45) was found. HFOG-Q is a valid tool for assessing FOG in Hindi-speaking populations individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

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The translation was done according to Beaton guidelines. content validity was done by 10 experts who are having experience in treating patients with Parkinson's disease. 32 Hindi speaking individuals with Parkinson’s disease were assessed using the HFOG-Q, Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) I, II, and III, Fall efficacy scale (FES) & Hoehn and Yahr Staging and correlated with them by SPSS software..

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Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Categories

Gait Analysis, Measurement Technique of Gait, Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, Cross-Cultural Studies, Validity Method

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