Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Research Article

Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the shoulder rating questionnaire in patients with shoulder pain


Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Kırklareli University, School of Health Science, Kırklareli, Turkey


Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Ufuk University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gaziosmanpaşa Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

AOTT 2021; 55: 208-212
DOI: 10.5152/j.aott.2021.191068
Read: 241 Downloads: 94 Published: 01 May 2021

Objectives: The aim of this study was to translate the Shoulder Rating Questionnaire (SRQ-T) into Turkish and to determine the validity and reliability of the translated version in patients with shoulder pain.

Methods: The Turkish version of the SRQ-T was applied to patients after translation from English into Turkish. Patients with various shoulder pain complaint were included into the study if they were over 18 years. The patients with mixed-type pain, cancer pain, headache, substance abuse, severe depression, and fibromyalgia syndrome were excluded. The musculoskeletal and neurological examinations of the patients were performed. The Turkish version of the SRQ-T and Disabilities of arm, shoulder, hands-T (DASH-T) were applied to all patients.

Results: 122 patients were included in the study, and then patients are divided into two groups: Group 1, working group (n = 72); Group 2, non- working group (n = 50). The reliability and consistency of SRQ-T for all the samples were acceptable with a Cronbach’s coefficient of 0.979. The test-retest method was used to determine reliability of the scale. Cronbach’s alpha was measured pre-assessment and post- assessment; the values were 0.815 and 0.770, respectively. The correlation analysis was determined for all the samples and calculated as 0.780. Also, the test-retest method with Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test was used to determine reliability of the SRQ- T and its domains in group 1 and group 2.

Conclusion: The Turkish version of the SRQ-T seems to be a valid and reliable self-administered questionnaire to evaluate the shoulder pain in Turkish patients.

Level of Evidence: Level II, Diagnostic Study

Cite this article as: Çiftçi B, Uzunkulaoğlu A, Topçu DÖ. Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Shoulder Rating Questionnaire in patients with shoulder pain. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2021; 55(3):208-12.

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