Test-retest repeatability of questionnaire for pain symptoms for school children aged 10–15 years
Pirnes, K., Kallio, J., Siekkinen, K., Hakonen, H., Häkkinen, A., & Tammelin, T. (2019). Test-retest repeatability of questionnaire for pain symptoms for school children aged 10–15 years. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 19(3), 575-582. https://doi.org/10.1515/sjpain-2018-0338
Published inScandinavian Journal of Pain
© 2019 Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain
Background and aims: There is a growing body of evidence, that pain is common at school age. Less is known about the repeatability of pain questionnaires for children. This study aimed to assess the test-retest repeatability of the Finnish version of the electronic pain questionnaire for school-aged children. Methods: Primary (n = 79) and lower secondary (n = 127) schoolchildren aged 10–15 years from two schools from the Jyväskylä region of Finland, filled in an electronic questionnaire twice in an interval of 2 weeks. It captured the frequency of pain symptoms with a five-point Likert-scale questionnaire covering nine areas of the body for the last 3 months. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) values 0.40–0.59 reflected fair and 0.60–0.74 good repeatability. Results: The highest prevalences of pain were in the head (29%) and neck and shoulder (NS) (23%) areas. ICC values showed good repeatability for questions about pain frequency in the head, NS and lower extremities. In primary school, these values were good in the lower extremities and fair in NS, lower back and the head. In lower secondary school, the ICC values were good in NS and the head, fair in the stomach and lower extremities. Conclusions: This electronic questionnaire was an acceptably repeatable indicator to measure the frequency of pain in the most prevalent pain areas: the head and NS. Implications: It is important to be aware of the impact of health-related outcomes on children’s ability to be successful in their lives. With the help of a simple electronic questionnaire, it is possible to cost-effectively capture, for example, the prevalence and frequency of pain during the school hours. The identification of children’s pain symptoms accurately provides more possibilities to prevent and to minimize the chronic pain among schoolchildren. ...
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH; Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
- Liikuntatieteiden tiedekunta 
Additional information about fundingThis study was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the Juho Vainio Foundation.
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Test-retest reliability of adolescents’ self-reported physical activity item in two consecutive surveys Ng, Kwok; Hämylä, Riikka; Tynjälä, Jorma; Villberg, Jari; Tammelin, Tuija; Kannas, Lasse; Kokko, Sami (BMC; Belgian Association of Public Health, 2019)Background: National monitoring of school-aged physical activity (PA) behaviours is necessary to inform policy makers. The Finnish School-aged Physical Activity (FSPA – LIITU in Finnish) is a physical activity monitoring ...
Finnish diabetes‐related quality of life questionnaire for children and adolescents : reliability and validity Hannonen, Riitta; Vuorimaa, Hanna; Rantanen, Kati; Alho, Iina; Luukkaala, Tiina; Heikkilä, Anu; Lappalainen, Raimo (Wiley-Blackwell, 2021)Aim To study the psychometric properties, reliability, and validity of the FinDiab quality of life questionnaire (FDQL), a strength‐oriented quality of life (QOL) questionnaire for children and adolescents with type 1 ...
Associations of Children’s Close Reading Distance and Time Spent Indoors with Myopia, Based on Parental Questionnaire Pärssinen, Olavi; Lassila, Essi; Kauppinen, Markku (MDPI AG, 2022)Purpose: To study the association of parents’ reports about their children’s near work and outdoor habits with myopia in their children. Methods: Data from a questionnaire study conducted in 1983 among Finnish schoolchildren ...
Test-retest reliability of selected items of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey questionnaire in Beijing, China Liu, Yang; Wang, Mei; Tynjälä, Jorma; Lv, Yan; Villberg, Jari; Zhang, Zhouyang; Kannas, Lasse (BioMed Central (BMC), 2010)Abstract Background Children's health and health behaviour are essential for their development and it is important to obtain abundant and accurate information to understand young people's health and health ...
Ng, Kwok; Asunta, Piritta; Leppä, Niko; Rintala, Pauli (MDPI AG, 2020)Determining disability prevalence is a growing area for population statistics, especially among young adolescents. The Washington Group on Disability Statistics is one source of reporting disabilities through functional ...