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Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire - Short form (OMPQ-10) Flow

Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire - Short form flow

Introduction

The Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (ÖMSPQ) was developed as a tool to assist in the early identification  of  yellow  flags  and  patients  risking  the  development of work disability due to the pain [1]. The ÖMSPQ has 25 items of which 21 are scored and it has satisfactory psychometric properties and predictive ability. [2]  However, calls have been made for tools with the greatest clinical utility, that is, being short and easy to administer [3]. Therfore Linton et al. reported on the development and validation of a short version of the ÖMPSQ in 2011 [4].

The Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire - Short form flow contains the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire - Short form (OMPQ-10) questionnaire and associated calculation. After form submission, the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire - Short form calculation is executed automatically. It's easy to extend this flow with conditional logic based on the interpretation of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire - Short form calculation.

Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire - Short form (OMPQ-10) questionnaire

Questions and Scoring

The items/questions of the short version cover the following factors: self-perceived  function,  pain  experience,  distress,  fear-avoidance  beliefs,  and  return  to work expectancy. Participants rate the items on 0 to 10 point scales anchored by extremes, for example, “no pain—pain as bad as it could be”  or  “completely  disagree—completely  agree.”  The  item  on  duration  however,  has  10  categories  ranging  from  0  to  1  week  to  more  than  52  weeks.

Questions:

  1. How long have you had your current pain problem?
  2. How would you rate the pain that you have had during the past week?

Please circle the one number that best describes your current ability to participate in each of these activities:

  • I can do light work for an hour.
  • I can sleep at night.
  • How tense or anxious have you felt in the past week?
  • How much have you been bothered by feeling de-pressed in the past week?
  • In your view, how large is the risk that your current pain may become persistent?
  • In your estimation, what are the chances you will be working your normal duties in 3 months?
  • An increase in pain is an indication that I should stop what I’m doing until the pain decreases.
  • I should not do my normal work with my present pain

Interpretation

Scores may range from 1 to 100.

Higher scores indicate higher levels of estimated risk for developing pain related disability.

References

[1] Linton SJ, Boersma K. Early identification of patients at risk of developing a persistent back problem: the predictive validity of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire. Clin J Pain. 2003;19(2):80-86. doi:10.1097/00002508-200303000-00002\
[2] Hockings RL, McAuley JH, Maher CG. A systematic review of the predictive ability of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008;33(15):E494-E500. doi:10.1097/BRS.0b013e31817ba3bb\
[3] Hill JC, Dunn KM, Lewis M, et al. A primary care back pain screening tool: identifying patient subgroups for initial treatment. Arthritis Rheum. 2008;59(5):632-641. doi:10.1002/art.23563\
[4] Linton SJ, Nicholas M, MacDonald S. Development of a short form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011;36(22):1891-1895. doi:10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181f8f775

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