- •The PRTEE is uniquely designed for evaluating patients with lateral epicondylitis.
- •The PRTEE questionnaire translated into Korean, termed the PRTEE-K.
- •The PRTEE-K makes the PRTEE easily accessible to Korean physicians and patients.
Lateral epicondylitis is a common tendinopathy of the elbow. An adequately validated questionnaire is essential to compare the various treatment options, because there is still controversy regarding the best treatment for lateral epicondylitis.
Purpose of the study
The patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation (PRTEE) was introduced to measure the degree of symptoms and the limitation of function in these patients. This English questionnaire was previously translated into several languages and validated; however, it has not been translated into Korean. The aim of this study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt the PRTEE questionnaire into Korean, and to assess the reliability and validity of the translated questionnaire.
Eighty-three patients were asked to complete the Korean version of the PRTEE and other questionnaires related to the upper extremity or to the general health condition (the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire, Short Form-12, and EQ-5D). The PRTEE responses were recorded twice to evaluate test-retest reliability. Internal consistency, test-retest reliability, concurrent validity, and ceiling and flooring effects were evaluated.
The Korean version of the PRTEE showed high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.968). The overall test-retest reliability was good (intra-class correlation score = 0.94). High correlation efficiencies between the PRTEE and other questionnaires were observed, supporting high concurrent validity (Spearman's correlation = 0.83 for the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire; -0.73 for Short Form-12; and -0.57 for EQ-5D). Ceiling and floor effects were not observed on this test.
We successfully translated the PRTEE into the Korean language; this version of the PRTEE showed good reliability and construct validity in Korean-speaking patients with lateral epicondylitis.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Journal of Hand Therapy
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
- Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Italian version of the patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation (PRTEE) questionnaire.Phys Ther. 2012; 92: 1036-1045
- Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation questionnaire on lateral elbow tendinopathy for French-speaking patients.J Hand Ther. 2016; 29: 496-504
- Reliability of a patient-rated forearm evaluation questionnaire for patients with lateral epicondylitis.J Hand Ther. 1999; 12: 31-37
- Update: the patient-rated forearm evaluation questionnaire is now the patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation.J Hand Ther. 2005; 18: 407-410
- Guidelines for the process of cross-cultural adaptation of self-report measures.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2000; 25: 3186-3191
- Validation of the patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation questionnaire.J Hand Ther. 2007; 20 (quiz 11): 3-10
- Sensitivity of the patient-rated forearm evaluation questionnaire in lateral epicondylitis.J Hand Ther. 2005; 18: 400-406
JHT Read for Credit
Quiz: # 903
Record your answers on the Return Answer Form found on the tear-out coupon at the back of this issue or to complete online and use a credit card, go to JHTReadforCredit.com. There is only one best answer for each question.
- # 1.In addition to the PRTEE, subjects also completed the
- c.Short Form-12
- d.all of the above
- # 2.The English version of the PRTEE was written and published by
- a.Michlovitz and Mathiowetz
- b.Bell and Fess
- c.MacDermid et al
- d.Mackin and Hunter et al
- # 3.A possible limitation of this study is
- a.low n value
- b.too high an n value
- c.inadequate statistical analysis
- d.no subjects were chosen from the UK and US Korean populations
- # 4.A valid PRTEE is important to
- a.substantiate the accuracy of the original PROM
- b.compare various treatment options
- c.provide evidence of hand therapists’ legitimacy in treating lateral epicondylitis
- d.recover costs of therapy visits
- # 5.The Korean version was shown to have both high validity and reliability
- a.not true
When submitting to the HTCC for re-certification, please batch your JHT RFC certificates in groups of 3 or more to get full credit.
Published online: April 14, 2021
Accepted: April 5, 2021
Received in revised form: March 22, 2021
Received: December 26, 2020
Funding: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or non-profit sectors.
Conflict of interest: All named authors hereby declare that they have no conflict of interest to disclose.
© 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.