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Translation validation of a new back pain screening questionnaire (the STarT Back Screening Tool) in French.
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PMID:  22958224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a major public health problem and the identification of individuals at risk of persistent LBP poses substantial challenges to clinical management. The STarT Back questionnaire is a validated nine-item patient self-report questionnaire that classifies patients with LBP at low, medium or high-risk of poor prognosis for persistent non-specific LBP. The objective of this study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt the English version of the STarT Back questionnaire into French.
METHODS: The translation was performed using best practice translation guidelines. The following phases were performed: contact with the STarT Back questionnaire developers, initial translations (English into French), synthesis, back translations, expert committee review, test of the pre-final version on 44 individuals with LBP, final version.
RESULTS: The linguistic translation required minor semantic alterations. The participants interviewed indicated that all items of the questionnaire were globally clear and comprehensible. However, 6 subjects (14%) wondered if two questions were related to back pain or general health. After discussion within the expert committee and with the developer of the STarT Back tool, it was decided to modify the questionnaire and to add a reference to back pain in these two questions.
CONCLUSIONS: The French version of the STarT Back questionnaire has been shown to be comprehensible and adapted to the French speaking general population. Investigations are now required to test the psychometric properties (reliability, internal and external validity, responsiveness) of this translated version of the questionnaire.
Olivier Bruyère; Maryline Demoulin; Clara Brereton; Fabienne Humblet; Daniel Flynn; Jonathan C Hill; Didier Maquet; Julien Van Beveren; Jean-Yves Reginster; Jean-Michel Crielaard; Christophe Demoulin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of public health = Archives belges de santé publique     Volume:  70     ISSN:  2049-3258     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Public Health     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-10     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-04-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208826     Medline TA:  Arch Public Health     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium.
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