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Translation, validation, and cross-cultural adaptation of the Polish version of the pain sensitivity questionnaire

Authors Latka D, Miekisiak G, Kozlowska K, Olbrycht T, Chowaniec J, Latka K, Niedzwiecki M, Ruscheweyh R, Jarmuzek P

Received 1 October 2018

Accepted for publication 28 January 2019

Published 14 March 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 969—973

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S189427

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Dr E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval


Dariusz Latka,1,2 Grzegorz Miekisiak,1,2 Klaudia Kozlowska,3 Tomasz Olbrycht,2 Jacek Chowaniec,2 Kajetan Latka,2 Marcin Niedzwiecki,4 Ruth Ruscheweyh,5 Paweł Jarmuzek6

1Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medicine, University of Opole, Opole, Poland; 2Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital in Opole, Opole, Poland; 3Department of Bioengineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Technical University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland; 4Department of Orthopedics, Regional Hospital, Olsztyn, Poland; 5Department of Neurology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany; 6Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Zielona Gora, Poland

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to provide a translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Polish language version of the pain sensitivity questionnaire (PSQ). The process followed widely accepted guidelines.
Methods: The translated questionnaire underwent thorough psychometric testing. In total, the data of 144 subjects (mean age 52.53±13 years), who underwent evaluation for lower back pain, were included.
Results: The exploratory factor analysis revealed a two-factor structure, PSQ-moderate and PSQ-minor. The internal consistency was good (Cronbach’s α was 0.96). There was a fair and significant correlation between the results of the PSQ and the coping strategy questionnaire (CSQ; Spearman’s rho was 0.27). The test-retest reliability was favorable, and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) for the CSQ total was 0.93 with a mean interval of 9.04 days between administrations.
Conclusion: Our results show that the Polish version of the PSQ is valid and can be recommended for Polish-speaking patients.

Keywords: pain sensitivity questionnaire, PSQ


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