U. Müller, C. Roeder, L. Dubs, M. S. Duetz, C. G. Greenough

March 2004, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 314 - 324 Review Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-003-0666-0

First Online: 17 March 2004

A literature review of the most widely used, condition-specific, self-administered assessment questionnaires for low back pain has been undertaken. In part I, technical issues such as validity, reliability, availability and comparability were analyzed for the nine most widely used outcome tools. This second part focuses on the content and wording of questions and answers in each of the nine questionnaires, and an analysis of the different score results is performed. The issue of score bias is discussed and suggestions are given in order to increase the construct validity in the practical use of the individual questionnaires.

Read Full Article