The validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the 12-item orebro musculoskeletal screening questionnaire (oMSQ-12-TR)

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Horata E. T., DEMİR P., YAĞCI G., EREL S., Eken F., Gabel C. P.

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2089918
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, AgeLine, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, SportDiscus, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Keywords: Musculoskeletal diseases, musculoskeletal pain, absenteeism, reliability and validity, risk assessment, patient reported outcome measures, LOW-BACK-PAIN, CORRELATION-COEFFICIENT, CLINICAL-PRACTICE, VALIDATION, GUIDE, TOOL, DISABILITY, RISK
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose The 12-item orebro Musculoskeletal Screening Questionnaire (oMSQ-12) is a multidimensional questionnaire assessing general musculoskeletal problems. This study aimed to investigate its construct validity and reliability. Materials and methods Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed for construct validity. The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK) and the SF-12 and Pain Numerical Rating Scale (P-NRS) were used for convergent validity. Reliability (ICC), internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha), reproducibility, and known-group validity were assessed. The cut-off value was measured. Results A total of n = 378 individuals (aged 35.7 +/- 12.4 years, female = 73.3%) with a musculoskeletal problem participated in the study. P-NRS score of the individuals was 5. Results showed that a 3-factor model did fit well under CFA (chi(2)/df = 2.76 <= 3). The questionnaire had good reliability (ICC = 0.865) and internal consistency (alpha = 0.810). There were no floor or ceiling effects (<%15). Total oMSQ-12-TR scores had a correlation with the TSK, SF-12 and P-NRS (r = 0.303-0.609). The AUC for the risk of absenteeism from work was obtained as 0.738 (p < 0.001). The risk of absenteeism was high in individuals with an oMSQ-12-TR score of >= 57.5. Conclusions The oMSQ-12-TR is a valid and reliable questionnaire that can be used in determining the risk of absenteeism in musculoskeletal disorders and is convenient for online use.