The relationship between EQ-5D and SF-36 instruments in patients with low back pain


Eker L., Handan E., Daskapan T. A. , Bastug Z. O. , YAKUT Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON, cilt.18, ss.3-10, 2007 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3-10

Özet

Purpose: Health-related quality of life measures are crucial in assessing the patients with low back pain. Both the Short Form 36 and the EuroQol-5D are valid and reliable instruments for assessing health-related quality of life in patients with musculoskeletal diseases. This study investigated whether or not these two instruments yield equivalent information on the health-related quality of life of patients with chronic low back pain. Materials and methods: One hundred and thirty two patients with chronic low back pain completed both instruments during their enrolment procedure. Results: After controlling for some important socio-demographic variables, the partial correlation coefficients showed that there were generally low to moderate (r<0.49) negative correlation between the dimensions of the two instruments. Factor analysis revealed that although there are some similarities, the two instruments did not provide equivalent information on the health-related quality of life of patients with chronic low back pain. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the instruments are not interchangeable for assessing health-related quality of life in these patients.