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2022 Oct 17

Arch Physiother



Responsiveness of the German version of the Neck Disability Index in chronic neck pain patients: a prospective cohort study with a seven-week follow-up.


Langenfeld A, Gassner A P, Wirth B, Mühlemann M B, Nyirö L, Bastiaenen C, Swanenburg J
Arch Physiother. 2022 Oct 17; 12(1):23.
PMID: 36244985.


The need for an efficient and feasible strategy to deal with neck pain has a high priority for many countries. Validated assessment tools like the Neck Disability Index (NDI) to evaluate the functional status of a neck pain patient are urgently needed to treat and to follow-up patients purposefully. A German version (NDI-G) was shown to be valid and reliable, but has so far not been tested for responsiveness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the NDI-G`s responsiveness.