VISA-P score for patellar tendinopathy in males: adaptation to Italian

Disabil Rehabil. 2008;30(20-22):1621-4. doi: 10.1080/09638280701786070.


Purpose: To translate and adapt the English VISA-P questionnaire to Italian and to perform reliability and validity evaluations of the Italian VISA-P version in patients with patellar tendinopathy.

Methods: The VISA-P English version was translated into Italian by a bilingual orthopaedic surgeon. The back translation of the Italian version into English was performed by another bilingual orthopaedic surgeon. The original version was compared with the back translation. The VISA-P-I questionnaire was then administered to 25 male athletes (average age 27.9, range 18-32 years) with a diagnosis of patellar tendinopathy. For test-retest evaluation, the 25 patients were asked to complete the questionnaire at first examination, and 30 minutes following the end of this examination.

Results: The kappa statistics for 25 patients was 0.78. There were no significant differences between the scores immediately after the consultation and 30 minutes later.

Conclusions: Italian and the English versions of the VISA-P questionnaire evaluate the same aspects of clinical severity in patients with patellar tendinopathy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Language Arts
  • Male
  • Patellar Ligament / physiopathology*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Severity of Illness Index*
  • Tendinopathy / physiopathology*
  • Young Adult