Assessment of patients with chronic back pain using the "Functional Status Questionnaire".

@article{Sderback1993AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of patients with chronic back pain using the "Functional Status Questionnaire".},
  author={Ingrid S{\"o}derback and M L Schult and Rolf Nordemar},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          139-43
        }
}
Forty-eight patients with chronic back pain undergoing a rehabilitation program were assessed with the Functional Status Questionnaire (FSQ) during the first week of rehabilitation and after 6 weeks, 6 months and one year. In their first test, all the patients showed diminished functional capacity in at least one of five summary scales, indicating serious health problems and a need for rehabilitation. The test-retest correlation was k = 0.96, indicating high reliability of the questionnaire… CONTINUE READING