Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validity and Reliability of Malay Version Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire


  • Anwar Abdullah Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Ahmad Zamir Che Daud Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Akehsan Dahlan Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Rashdeen Fazwi Muhammad Nawawi Selayang Hospital



Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire, Reliability, Validity


This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Malay version Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (M-BCTQ). A cross-sectional study was used to generate the final version of M-BCTQ that was administered to 55 patients for psychometric testing. M-BCTQ had excellent test-retest reliability with ICCs value 0.837 for Symptom Severity Scale (SSS) and 0.913 for Functional Status Scale (FSS). The Cronbach alpha coefficient for the internal consistencies was reported at 0.864 for SSS and 0.893 for the FSS. A strong correlation was found with the Malay version of Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (MV-DASH) as Spearman correlation for construct validity was 0.791 for SSS and 0.831 for FSS.

Keywords: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire; Reliability; Validity

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.



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Abdullah, A., Che Daud, A. Z., Dahlan, A., & Muhammad Nawawi, R. F. (2019). Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validity and Reliability of Malay Version Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 149-156.

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