The first reference I can find about the Quick-DASH is in 2001. This patient reported outcome measure is favored by many because the DASH is familiar and the Quick-DASH is shorter. Like the DASH it was was originally created as a paper and pencil tool.
The Quick-DASH has problems. Even though it is faster to complete, it does not meet Rasch model analysis. Of the 11 items to respond, 2 of the items have a floor effect. Most of the items have a response bias. You can trust the Quick-DASH score.
FOTO has research supporting its shoulder functional status items and computer adaptive testing. In 2006, the number of items originally tested was 60. Factor analysis only supported 42 of the items. The item pool was decreased to 37 items to fit the item response theory model.
Below you will find a quick view of the abstract about the Quick-DASH.