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Original article

Vol. 143 No. 4950 (2013)

Test-retest reliability of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire and the Situational Pain Scale in patients with chronic low back pain

  • Emmanuelle Opsommer
  • Roger Hilfiker
  • Barbara Raval-Roland
  • Geert Crombez
  • Gilles Rivier
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4414/smw.2013.13903
Cite this as:
Swiss Med Wkly. 2013;143:w13903
Published
01.12.2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the test-retest reliability of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (OMPSQ) and of the Situational Pain Scale (SPS) in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP).

METHODS: CLBP patients (n = 30) who were capable of reading French completed the OMPSQ and the SPS twice with a 1-week interval in one rehabilitation centre in French-speaking Switzerland. To study the test-retest reliability, we calculated intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) for the reliability of the overall scores of the two questionnaires.

RESULTS: The ICC for the OMPSQ overall score was 0.89 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.79‒0.95). For the overall scores of the SPS, the ICC was 0.87 (95% CI 0.74‒0.93). The standard error of the mean, expressed as percentage of the mean, was 6.6% for the SPS and 10% for the OMPSQ.

CONCLUSIONS: The reproducibility of these two questionnaires in a sample of patients with CLBP is considered good at the overall score level. The French translation of the OMPSQ could be considered as a tool to examine the evolution of psychosocial factors.

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