Reproducibility of a survey questionnaire for the investigation of low back problems in adolescents

Staes, F. F., Stappaerts, K., Vertommen, H., Everaert, D. and Coppieters, M. (1999) Reproducibility of a survey questionnaire for the investigation of low back problems in adolescents. Acta Paediatrica, 88 11: 1269-1273. doi:10.1080/080352599750030419


Author Staes, F. F.
Stappaerts, K.
Vertommen, H.
Everaert, D.
Coppieters, M.
Title Reproducibility of a survey questionnaire for the investigation of low back problems in adolescents
Journal name Acta Paediatrica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0803-5253
1651-2227
Publication date 1999-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/080352599750030419
Volume 88
Issue 11
Start page 1269
End page 1273
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 110317 Physiotherapy
Formatted abstract
A test-retest design was used to investigate the reproducibility of the results obtained using a survey questionnaire for low back problems in adolescents. A 1-wk interval between test and retest was chosen. Participants were recruited from four schools. Selection of schools was based on geographic location, size of the school and educational level. Sixty-seven adolescents (mean age = 16.62 y; SD = 0.57; range = 16-18) suffering from low back problems agreed to participate. A questionnaire on perceived characteristics of back problems and functional limitations was designed. Item completion rate and the reproducibility of results were investigated by means of percentage agreement and (weighted) kappa. High levels of reproducibility were found for items that evaluated perceived characteristics of back problems and functional limitations (KW = 0.700.93). Results suggest that the questionnaire used in the present study provided reproducible information. Detailed information on low back problems in adolescents could be obtained using this questionnaire.
Keyword adolescence
low back pain
reliability
reproducibility of results
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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