Prospective validation study of a crosscultural adaptation of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire (SAQ).
To provide a French-Canadian version of the SAQ.
The SAQ is widely used for the assessment of appearance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients.
French translation/back-translation of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire-French version (SAQ-fv) was done by an expert committee. Its reliability was measured using the intradomain correlation coefficient, concurrent validity by using the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Outcomes Questionnaire, and discriminant validity using analysis of variance, on 182 consecutive patients attending a scoliosis clinic.
Intradomain correlations were weak to excellent (? = 0.34-0.76, P