ADAPTATION AND VALIDATION UKRAINIAN VERSION OF ASAS HEALTH INDEX AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN PATIENTS WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
Summary. The article presents the process of adaptation and validation Ukrainian version ASAS Health Index and Environmental Factors in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. The questionnaire was tested on a group of 44 patients with AS. Statistical analysis of the results was performed using SPSS22 (© SPSS Inc.). Using Spearman’s correlation analysis, the validity was assessed by comparing the correlation of the ASAS HI/EF and clinical parameters. The reliability of the Ukrainian version ASAS HI/EF was assessed by test-retest method at one week interval. The obtained data showed that Ukrainian version of the questionnaire ASAS Health Index and Environmental Factors has a sufficient level of reliability and validity for use in clinical practice and research purposes in patients with AS.
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