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Back Pain and Body Posture Evaluation Instrument (BackPEI): development, content validation and reproducibility.
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PMID:  23275945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Following a search conducted in several databases, no instrument was found that jointly evaluates the prevalence of back pain and its associated demographic, social-economic, hereditary, behavioral and postural risk factors. Thus, the present study aims to develop the Back Pain and Body Posture Evaluation Instrument (BackPEI) for school-age children and verify its validity and reproducibility. METHODS: Twenty-one questions were elaborated to compose the BackPEI instrument, eight experts checked the content validity, and its reproducibility was tested by applying the questionnaire to 260 primary schoolchildren, at two different times with a 7-day interval. RESULTS: The reproducibility data for the first 20 questions, analyzed using the kappa (k) coefficient, were classified as "very good" (k > 0.8) or "good" (0.6 < k ≤ 0.8). The reproducibility data for the pain intensity question, analyzed using the Wilcoxon test and the intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC), demonstrated that there was no difference between the averages (p = 0.251) and the responses were highly correlated (ICC = 0.937) for these two tests. CONCLUSIONS: The BackPEI constitutes a valid and reproducible instrument which is relevant for the evaluation of back pain and its associated risk factors.
Matias Noll; Cláudia Tarragô Candotti; Adriane Vieira; Jefferson Fagundes Loss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1661-8564     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101304551     Medline TA:  Int J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Physical Education School, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Felizardo 750, 90690-200, Porto Alegre, Brazil,
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