Validation of the Neck Incapacity Index in Serbian Sufferers With Cervical Radiculopathy.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2018 Aug 11;:
Authors: Jovicic MD, Konstantinovic LM, Grgurevic AD, Milovanovic ND, Trajkovic G, Jovicic VZ, Kostic Dedic SI, Hrkovic MK, Draganac SM
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to translate the Neck Incapacity Index into the Serbian language (NDI-S) and to analyze the validity of this model to be used in Serbian inhabitants.
METHODS: Fifty sufferers with cervical radiculopathy have been enrolled within the research and accomplished a multidimensional questionnaire, together with NDI-S. Inclusion standards have been ages between 18 and 65 years, Serbian talking, no cognitive or listening to impairment, sharp and radiating neck and higher extremity ache that has lasted lower than 12 months, radiculopathy indicators evaluated by electromyoneurography and disc herniation, or spondylotic adjustments of cervical backbone visualized on magnetic resonance imaging. Exclusion standards have been malignancy, earlier cervical backbone discectomy, trauma of the cervical backbone and myelopathy, polyneuropathy, fibromyalgia, and psychiatric issues. Validity was decided by the correlation of the Neck Incapacity Index, with ache measured by visible analogue scale, traits associated to ache, and psychological standing. Additionally, issue construction of NDI-S was explored by means of issue evaluation. Reliability was assessed by means of inner consistency (Cronbach’s ? and item-total correlations).
RESULTS: Correlation evaluation between ache and NDI-S confirmed vital values (P < .01). The NDI-S correlated nicely with sufferers psychological standing (r = zero.421, P < .01). Cronbach’s ? of NDI-S was zero.85, denoting glorious inner consistency of the questionnaire. Merchandise-total correlations have been vital and ranged from zero.328 to zero.789. Issue evaluation demonstrated a 2-factor construction with an defined variance of 55%.
CONCLUSION: The NDI-S is a sound questionnaire to measure neck and arm ache associated to incapacity in Serbian sufferers with cervical radiculopathy.
PMID: 30107938 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]