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What it measures:

The Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire (OMPQ), previously named the Acute Low Back Pain Screening Questionnaire (ALBPSQ), predicts long-term disability and work absenteeism in working adults with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain following soft tissue insult. The first scored question, “where do you have pain”, was modified to include “Arm” and “Other”.  The OMPQ consists of 25 questions of which 21 are scored on a 10-point scale. The total minimum score is 4 and the maximum is 210. Lower scores are desirable, as greater scores indicate increased disability (5).

The first four questions inquire about demographic information and are unscored. The OMPQ measures domains such as pain site, duration, and frequency as well as coping, stress, depression and sick leave.  Both of these tests have been translated into numerous languages such as Swedish, Spanish, Norwegian and German and validated with native speakers of the language in their respective countries. A short form of the OMPQ and a modified-OMPQ are also available.

Target Population:

This Test Summary contains information on use of the OMPQ and ALBPSQ in working adults (>18 y/o) with acute and chronic back pain. Reviews of the translated versions are also included here.

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