Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire

The Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) consists of 24 items that should be answered by yes or no. This scale can be used regularly to evaluate treatment efficacy.
1 - I stay at home most of the time because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
2 - I change position frequently to try to get my back comfortable.
  • Yes
  • No
3 - I walk more slowly than usual because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
4 - Because of my back, I am not doing any jobs that I usually do around the house.
  • Yes
  • No
5 - Because of my back, I use a handrail to get upstairs.
  • Yes
  • No
6 - Because of my back, I lie down to rest more often.
  • Yes
  • No
7 - Because of my back, I have to hold on to something to get out of an easy chair.
  • Yes
  • No
8 - Because of my back, I try to get other people to do things for me.
  • Yes
  • No
9 - I get dressed more slowly than usual because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
10 - I only stand up for short periods of time because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
11 - Because of my back, I try not to bend or kneel down.
  • Yes
  • No
12 - I find it difficult to get out of a chair because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
13 - My back is painful almost all of the time.
  • Yes
  • No
14 - I find it difficult to turn over in bed because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
15 - My appetite is not very good because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
16 - I have trouble putting on my sock (or stockings) because of the pain in my back.
  • Yes
  • No
17 - I can only walk short distances because of my back pain.
  • Yes
  • No
18 - I sleep less well because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
19 - Because of my back pain, I get dressed with the help of someone else.
  • Yes
  • No
20 - I sit down for most of the day because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
21 - I avoid heavy jobs around the house because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No
22 - Because of back pain, I am more irritable and bad tempered with people than usual.
  • Yes
  • No
23 - Because of my back, I go upstairs more slowly than usual.
  • Yes
  • No
24 - I stay in bed most of the time because of my back.
  • Yes
  • No

Source :
Roland MO, Morris RW. A study of the natural history of back pain. Part 1: Development of a reliable and sensitive measure of disability in low back pain. Spine 1983; 8: 141-144.

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