Development of ICF based Assessment of Disability in Diabetic Neuropathy (ADDiN)
Keywords:Prevalence of Diabetes, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, ICF for Diabetes.
Background: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a clinical syndrome which has an enormous impact on the
immediate family, both in developed and developing countries. Assessment of Diabetic Poly Neuropathy
(DPN) as a complication of DM becomes even more crucial. There is an urgent need to develop and validate
an ICF based assessment on (DPN) relevant to our community life.
Methods: The list of ICF categories that were considered relevant and typical for DPN by experts was
formulated, and the formulated assessment was christened as ADDiN (Assessment of Disability in Diabetic
Peripheral Neuropathy). Following the ICF Core set for DM, current instrument ADDiN had 130 categories
for DPN. The results showed that Cronbach’s Alpha Score for all the 5 domains was 0.730 and the 194
individual questions were analyzed and the score was 0.988, showing high reliability and consistency of the
Conclusion: The study results showing high sensitivity of ADDiN to DPN and fair specificity in
differentiating DM from DPN, and high sensitivity and high specificity in differentiating DPN from control
and high sensitivity and high specificity in differentiating DM from control suggests that ADDiN may be
employed in future studies.
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