There is a growing body of research involving the DASH Outcome Measure. Here is a reference list of recent DASH-related publications (updated November, 2012):

Key References (DASH/QuickDASH)

Hudak P, Amadio PC, Bombardier C, and the Upper Extremity Collaborative Group. Development of an Upper Extremity Outcome Measure: The DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand). American Journal of Industrial Medicine 1996; 29:602-608.

Marx RG, Bombardier C, Hogg-Johnson S, Wright JG. Clinimetric and psychometric strategies for development of a health measurement scale. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 1999; 52(2):105-11.

Beaton DE, Davis AM, Hudak P, McConnell S.  The DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) outcome measure: What do we know about it now? British Journal of Hand Therapy 2001a; 6(4):109-118

Beaton DE, Eerd D, Smith P, van der Velde G, Cullen K Kennedy CA, Hogg-Johnson S. Minimal change is sensitive, less specific, to recovery: A diagnostic testing approach to interpretability. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2011; 64(5):487-496.

Kennedy CA, Beaton DE, Solway S, McConnell S, Bombardier C. Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH). The DASH and QuickDASH Outcome Measure User’s Manual, Third Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Institute for Work & Health, 2011.

Beaton DE, Wright JG, Katz JN, and the Upper Extremity Collaborative Group. Development of the QuickDASH: Comparison of three item-reduction approaches. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2005a; 87A(5):1038-1046.

Hunsaker FG, Cioffi DA, Amadio PC, Wright JG, Caughlin B. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Outcomes Instruments – Normative Values from the General Population. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2002; 84-A(2):208-215.

Reviews (including DASH/QuickDASH)

Bot SDM, Terwee CB,  van der Windt DAWM, Bouter LM, Dekker J, de Vet HCW. Clinimetric evaluation of shoulder disability questionnaires: a systematic review of the literature. Ann Rheum Dis 2004; 63: 335-341.

Changulani M, Okonkwo U, Keswani T, Kalairajah Y. Outcome evaluation measures for wrist and hand: which one to choose?. International Orthopaedics 2008; 32: 1-6.

Dowrick AS, Gabbe BJ, Williamson OD, Cameron PA. Outcome instruments for the assessment of the upper extremity following trauma: a review. Injury 2005; 36: 468-476.

Hoang-Kim A, Pegreffi F, Moroni A, Ladd A. Measuring wrist and hand function: common scales and checklists. Injury 2011; 42: 253-258.

Longo UG, Franceschi F, Loppini M, Maffulli N, Denaro V. Rating systems for evaluation of the elbow. Br Med Bull 2008; 87: 131-161.

Roy JS, MacDermid JC, Woodhouse LJ. Measuring shoulder function: a systematic review of four questionnaires. Arthritis Rheum 2009; 61: 623-632.

Sambandam SN, Priyanka P, Gul A, Ilango B. Critical analysis of outcome measures used in the assessment of carpal tunnel syndrome.  International Orthopaedics 2008; 32(4): 497-504.

Schoneveld K, Wittink H, Takken T. Clinimetric evaluation of measurement tools used in hand therapy to assess activity and participation. J Hand Ther 2009; 22: 221-235.