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Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 220–227 | Cite as

Development and Reliability Testing of Spanish Language and English Language Versions of the Multidimensional Task Ability Profile

  • Joe L. VernaEmail author
  • Leonard N. Matheson
  • Sharon Gables
  • RaNae Hause
  • John M. Mayer
Article

Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess the: (1) test–retest reliability of the English and Spanish language versions of the Multidimensional Task Ability Profile (MTAP), (2) cross-cultural adaptation of the Spanish language version of the MTAP, and (3) practicality of both versions in terms of time required for administration. The MTAP is a patient-reported outcome measure of physical function that uses a combination of text and pictorial illustrations. Methods An observational study was conducted with a convenience sample of patients with musculoskeletal disorders from three outpatient physical rehabilitation centers. Participants (n = 110) completed the MTAP two times, whereby the second test was completed 24–72 h after the first test. Focus groups were conducted at the end of the study. Correlation analyses were used to assess test–retest reliability and qualitative analyses were used to assess cultural adaptation of the MTAP. Results The English and Spanish versions of the MTAP displayed good test–retest reliability (ICC 2,1 = 0.87–0.97, p < 0.05). Qualitative analyses demonstrated adequate cross-cultural adaptation of the Spanish language version of the instrument. Conclusions The findings of this study indicate that the MTAP has been adequately adapted from its original English version for use with Spanish-speaking individuals. The MTAP in its current form of 50 items is reliable when administered to individuals with musculoskeletal disorders in either English or Spanish.

Keywords

Cross-cultural adaptation Patient-reported outcome measure Physical function 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors wish to thank Amy St. John and the staff of Spine and Sport Inc for assistance with coordination and data collection for this study, and Monique Lopez for translation and transcription of the focus groups. Appreciation is also given to Dr. Bryan Kemp for assistance with the Older Adult Health Questionnaire.

Conflict of interest

This study was funded by the Vert Mooney Research Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3) organization that developed and currently owns the MTAP. Joe Verna and Leonard Matheson are board members of the Vert Mooney Research Foundation. Joe Verna and Leonard Matheson benefit financially from MTAP sales and subscriptions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe L. Verna
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Leonard N. Matheson
    • 1
    • 3
  • Sharon Gables
    • 2
  • RaNae Hause
    • 2
  • John M. Mayer
    • 4
  1. 1.Vert Mooney Research FoundationSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Spine and Sport, IncSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.EpicRehabSt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

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