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2020 Mar

Eur Spine J



The Italian version of the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale: cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity in patients with chronic low back pain.


Monticone M, Frigau L, Mola F, Rocca B, Franchignoni F, Vullo S S, Foti C, Chiarotto A
Eur Spine J. 2020 Mar; 29(3):530-539.
PMID: 31559506.


Growing attention is being given to physical functioning measures to assess interventions for low back pain (LBP). The Quebec Back Pain Disability Questionnaire (QBPDS) has never been validated in Italian patients, and the aim of the study was culturally adapting and validating the Italian version of the QBPDS (QBPDS-I), to allow its use with Italian-speaking patients with chronic LBP.