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Title: Comparison of self-administration and face-to-face interview for surveys of low back pain in adolescents
Authors: Staes, Filip ×
Stappaerts, Karel
Vertommen, Hans
Nuyens, Godelieve
Coppieters, Michel
Everaert, Dirk #
Issue Date: Nov-2000
Series Title: Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) vol:89 issue:11 pages:1352-7
Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare self-administration with face-to-face interview in the investigation of low back pain in adolescents. Fifty-seven adolescents with low back pain (mean age 17.3 y; range 16-18) first completed a questionnaire and were then invited to an interview. Analysis included item completion, percentages of agreement and weighted kappa. Item completion rates were high and comparable between self-administration and interview. Information between both methods was analogous for severity and localization of problems, sleep behaviour, medical consultation and sports/leisure activities. Onset, progression, duration of low back pain and some items on the influence of movement/positions presented less comparable data. Conclusion: Even when two different methods of data acquisition are used, results suggest that the method used does not change the interpretation of results in the case of most items.
ISSN: 0803-5253
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Onderzoeksgroep psychodiagnostiek en psychopathologie (-)
× corresponding author
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