Measurement of acute nonspecific low back pain perception in primary care physical therapy: reliability and validity of the brief illness perception questionnaire

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The Dutch version of the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire is an appropriate instrument for measuring patients' perceptions in acute low back pain patients, showing acceptable internal consistency and reliability. Concurrent validity is adequate, however, the instrument may be unsuitable for detecting changes in low back pain perception over time.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBioMedCentral musculoskeletal disorders
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • acute nonspecific low back pain
  • illness perceptions
  • reliability
  • validity

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