The QuickDASH is a shortened version of the DASH Outcome Measure. Instead of 30 items, the QuickDASH uses 11 items to measure physical function and symptoms in people with any or multiple musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb.
Like the DASH Outcome Measure the QuickDASH also has two optional modules intended to measure symptoms and function in athletes, performing artists and other workers whose jobs require a high degree of physical performance. These optional models are scored separately.
Both the QuickDASH and the full DASH Outcome measure are valid, reliable and responsive and can be used for clinical and/or research purposes. However, because the full questionnaire provides greater precision, it may be the best choice for clinicians who wish to monitor arm pain and function in individual patients.
Scoring the QuickDASH
The QuickDASH is scored in two components: the disability/symptom section (11 items, scored 1-5) and the optional high performance sport/music or work modules (four items, scored 1-5).
Download QuickDASH Scoring Instructions
Download QuickDASH Scoring e-tool for use by clinicians
Calculation of Scores - Free Service
Free information and calculation services for the DASH and QuickDASH Outcome Measures are available from Orthopaedic Scores. Please ensure that you read and agree to the conditions of use posted on their website before using the scoring tools. To access them, click on: DASH Outcome Measure Score; QuickDASH Outcome Measure Score
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