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Measurement properties of Visual Analogue Scale, Numeric Rating Scale and Pain Severity subscale of the Brief Pain Inventory in patients with low back pain: a systematic review

Low back pain (LBP) is the most disabling health condition worldwide 33. Measuring the impact of LBP on patients’ lives is fundamental to monitor clinical management and to study the (cost-) effectiveness of treatments 4. Patients with LBP have indicated that the most important domains to be measured are: physical functional activities, pain reduction, quality of life, enjoyment of life, emotional well-being, and fatigue 9, 43, 103. A core outcome set initiative (involving patients) aimed at standardizing measurement for LBP identified four core outcome domains for clinical trials: physical functioning, pain intensity, health-related quality of life, and number of deaths 9.

Measurement properties of Visual Analogue Scale, Numeric Rating Scale and Pain Severity subscale of the Brief Pain Inventory in patients with low back pain: a systematic review

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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