Validation and Reliability of a Japanese ver. of PostopQRS

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Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Prof Colin Royse 61390354704 Personal web page

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The PostopQRS is the Post-operative Quality of Recovery Scale, that aims to quantify how well patients recover following surgery and anaesthesia. The PostopQRS uniquely evaluates recovery on 5 domains that include: physiological, functional, cognitive, nociceptive and emotive via a brief survey tool. The aim of this project is to evaluate the performance of the Japanese version of the PostopQRS in bilingual Japanese and English language speakers. This will help to compare results using the PostopQRS in Japanese studies with studies performed in the English-speaking world.

The post operative quality recovery scale (PostopQRS) is a large multi-centre project being conducted by a group of anaesthetists worldwide, of which the principal research is a member of that group. It has been validated for feasibility, face validity, psychometric performance and discriminant validity, and has been used in numerous studies world wide. Recently, the Chinese version and the Arabic version were evaluated and the published. The significance of the PostopQRS is enormous, as it provides an important feedback loop for anaesthetists, surgeons and other health professionals to validate through research and modify their interventions based on the quality of recovery.  Whilst much of the past two decades of surgical research has been devoted to improving outcome (mortality), the emerging emphasis in research is to improve quality of recovery. Studies are appearing in the literature form many different countries, and it is important to know whether any differences between similar studies but from different countries are due to population differences rather than language differences associated with the scale.

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