About the Score
Originally published in 1996 in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) was a collaborative initiative between the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies, and the Institute for Work and Health. This outcome measure was designed to be a standardized assessment of the impact of a variety of musculoskeletal disease and injuries on function in the upper extremity.The QuickDASH, published in 2005 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, is a subset of 11 items from the 30-item DASH and is a self-reported questionnaire in which the response options are presented as 5-point Likert scales. At least 10 of the 11 items must be completed for a score to be calculated and the scores range from 0 (no disability) to 100 (most severe disability). This score was designed be useful in patients with any musculoskeletal disorder of the upper limb.The Institute for Work & Health are the copyright owners of the QuickDASH Outcome Measure.
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Gummesson, Christina, Isam Atroshi, and Michael M. Ward. “The shortened disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire (Quick DASH): validity and reliability based on responses within the full-length DASH.” BMC musculoskeletal disorders 7.1 (2006): 44.
Franchignoni, Franco, et al. “Minimal clinically important difference of the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand outcome measure (DASH) and its shortened version (QuickDASH).” journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy 44.1 (2014): 30-39.