[Patient-rated wrist questionnaire: preliminary report on a proposed French version of a North American questionnaire designed to assess wrist pain and function]

Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot. 2003 Sep;89(5):443-8.
[Article in French]


We present a French translation of a North American self-assessment questionnaire (Patient Rated Wrist Questionnaire or PRWE). This questionnaire was developed by Joy MacDermid and members of the IWI (International Wrist Investigators). Three years were needed to establish the specific items and questions to get a valid and reliable questionnaire. It includes 5 questions on pain and 10 questions on function. All the questions were rated on a 0-10 scale. The questionnaire provides several scoring options with a total of 100. MacDermid assessed the responsiveness of three questionnaires (DASH, SF-36 and PRWE) in 59 patients after distal radius fractures. Standardised response means (SRM) were calculated to indicate responsiveness. The PRWE was the most responsive. The French version was evaluated on 20 patients. All the questions were understood. The mean writing time was 5 minutes (3 min - 7 min).

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • France
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Psychometrics
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Wrist Injuries / complications*
  • Wrist Injuries / pathology
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery*