Quebec Back Pain Disability Index.
Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale.
Kopec JA, Esdaile JM, Abrahamowicz M, et al. The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale: measurement properties. Spine. 1995;20:341–352.
Structure / Content
The scale contains 20 daily activities and asks the patient to rate his or her degree of difficulty in performing each activity from 0 (“not difficult at all”) to 5 (“unable to do”).
questionnaire is about the way your back pain affects your daily life.
People with back problems may find it difficult to perform some of
their daily activities. We would like to know if you find it difficult,
because of your back, to perform any of the activities listed below.
For each activity there is a scale that ranges from 0 (not difficult at
all) to 5 (unable to do). Please choose the one response for each
activity that best describes your current condition and place a check
mark in the appropriate box. Please answer all of the questions.
Because of your back problems, how difficult do you find it today to . . .
0- Not Difficult at All
1- Minimally Difficult
2- Somewhat Difficult
3- Fairly Difficult
4- Very Difficult
5- Unable to Do
Not difficult Unable to
Scoring Method / Interpretation
The item scores were summed for a total score between 0 and 100, with higher numbers representing greater levels of disability.
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