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Human Studies

2020 Dec 17

Disabil Rehabil

Rasch analysis of the Back Pain Attitudes Questionnaire (Back-PAQ).


Krägeloh C, Medvedev ON, Dean S, Stanley J, Dowell A, Darlow B
Disabil Rehabil. 2020 Dec 17:1-8.
PMID: 33331791.


As psychosocial factors have been recognised as significant predictors of the recovery trajectory from chronic back pain, the 34-item Back Pain Attitudes Questionnaire (Back-PAQ) was developed based on themes obtained from patient interviews, but previous psychometric analyses with a general population sample revealed uncertainty around the factor structure of the instrument.