Development and test-retest reliability of an extended version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E): A screening instrument for musculoskeletal pain

Dawson, Anna P., Steele, Emily J., Hodges, Paul W. and Stewart, Simon (2009) Development and test-retest reliability of an extended version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E): A screening instrument for musculoskeletal pain. Journal of Pain, 10 5: 517-526. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2008.11.008


Author Dawson, Anna P.
Steele, Emily J.
Hodges, Paul W.
Stewart, Simon
Title Development and test-retest reliability of an extended version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E): A screening instrument for musculoskeletal pain
Journal name Journal of Pain   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1526-5900
1528-8447
Publication date 2009-05-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpain.2008.11.008
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 5
Start page 517
End page 526
Total pages 10
Editor G F Gebhart
Place of publication Naperville, USA
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
111706 Epidemiology
C1
110317 Physiotherapy
920505 Occupational Health
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) quantifies musculoskeletal pain and activity prevention in 9 body regions. The purpose of this study was to develop an extended NMQ (NMQ-E) to collect greater information regarding musculoskeletal pain, examine test-retest reliability and the reproducibility of alternate administration methods. Reliability was examined using observed proportion of agreement for all (P(o)), positive (P(pos)) and negative (P(neg)) responses, kappa (kappa), proportion of maximum kappa achieved (kappa/kappa(max)), intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and standard error of measurement (SEM). The NMQ-E was self-administered by 59 Bachelor of Nursing students at a 24-h interval with mean P(o) = 0.88-0.98 and kappa/kappa(max) = 0.71-0.96 for 10 dichotomous questions and mean ICC((2,1)) = 0.97 and SEM = 1.05 years for the age at symptom onset question. The NMQ-E was completed via self and interview administration by 31 student nurses at a 0.97 +/- 1.14 day interval with mean P(o) = 0.92-0.98 and kappa/kappa(max) = 0.76-1.00 for binary questions and mean ICC((2,1)) = 0.90 and SEM = 1.51 years for age at symptom onset data. In both sub-studies, mean P(pos) was lower than mean P(neg) and low prevalence reduced kappa in many instances. The NMQ-E collects reliable information regarding the onset, prevalence, and consequences of musculoskeletal pain and can be administered by self-completion and personal interview.
Formatted abstract
The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) quantifies musculoskeletal pain and activity prevention in 9 body regions. The purpose of this study was to develop an extended NMQ (NMQ-E) to collect greater information regarding musculoskeletal pain, examine test–retest reliability and the reproducibility of alternate administration methods. Reliability was examined using observed proportion of agreement for all (Po), positive (Ppos) and negative (Pneg) responses, kappa (κ), proportion of maximum kappa achieved (κ/κmax), intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and standard error of measurement (SEM). The NMQ-E was self-administered by 59 Bachelor of Nursing students at a 24-h interval with mean Po = 0.88–0.98 and κ/κmax = 0.71–0.96 for 10 dichotomous questions and mean ICC(2,1) = 0.97 and SEM = 1.05 years for the age at symptom onset question. The NMQ-E was completed via self and interview administration by 31 student nurses at a 0.97 ± 1.14 day interval with mean Po = 0.92–0.98 and κ/κmax = 0.76–1.00 for binary questions and mean ICC(2,1) = 0.90 and SEM = 1.51 years for age at symptom onset data. In both sub-studies, mean Ppos was lower than mean Pneg and low prevalence reduced κ in many instances. The NMQ-E collects reliable information regarding the onset, prevalence, and consequences of musculoskeletal pain and can be administered by self-completion and personal interview. Copyright © 2009 American Pain Society Published by Elsevier Inc.
Keyword Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire
Musculoskeletal pain
Questionnaire
Reliability
Low-back-pain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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