Longitudinal validation of the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) in a Swiss-German sample of low back pain patients

  title={Longitudinal validation of the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) in a Swiss-German sample of low back pain patients},
  author={Ralph F Staerkle and Anne Frances Mannion and Achim Elfering and Astrid Junge and Norbert Karl Semmer and Nicola Jacobshagen and Dieter Grob and Jiř{\'i} Dvoř{\'a}k and Norbert Boos},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Work and activity-specific fear-avoidance beliefs have been identified as important predictor variables in relation to the development of, and treatment outcome for, chronic low back pain. The objective of this study was to provide a cross-cultural German adaptation of the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) and to investigate its psychometric properties (reliability, validity) and predictive power in a sample of Swiss-German low back pain patients. Questionnaires from 388 operatively… CONTINUE READING
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