Content validity of the dutch version of the neck bournemouth questionnaire

Maarten A. Schmitt*, Carin D. Schröder, Martijn S. Stenneberg, Nico L. U. van Meeteren, Paul J. M. Helders, Beth Pollard, Diane Dixon

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OBJECTIVE: Mechanical neck pain is a common human phenomenon. In most cases, no patho-anatomical lesion can be identified with the limitations of current radiological imaging. Therefore it is preferable to assess patients with neck pain with a focus on functioning and health, within a biopsychosocial model. The Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire aims to assess biopsychosocial aspects of neck pain. However, the content validity of the Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire Dutch language version (NBQ-NL) in relation to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is unknown. The purpose of the study was to examine the content validity of the NBQ-NL in relation to the health components of the ICF. METHOD: Content validity was assessed in relation to the ICF, by means of Discriminant Content Validity (DCV). RESULTS: The results indicate that the NBQ-NL measures four components of the five ICF (impairment, activity, participation and personal factors). CONCLUSION: The NBQ is a multidimensional questionnaire, representing four of the five components of the ICF.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalManual Therapy
Issue number5
Early online date19 Feb 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

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  • construct validity
  • neck pain
  • questionnaire
  • NBQ


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