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Why are there different versions of the Oswestry Disability Index?

Abstract:

This article updates readers on the current state of the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and the impact of unvalidated versions. The ODI is now licensed to the Mapi Research Trust in order to preserve a standard version in English and in validated translations. A proposed threshold of "normality" is potentially helpful as an outcome for both audit and research. There is an application of the sex section as a quality measure in Germany. The ODI is an important international shared resource for...

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10.3171/2013.9.spine13344

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Fairbank, JC More by this author
Journal:
Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
Volume:
20
Issue:
1
Pages:
83-86
Publication date:
2014-01-05
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EISSN:
1547-5646
ISSN:
1547-5654
URN:
uuid:220be3c1-bbb4-478d-9de2-4a787304fb41
Source identifiers:
438907
Local pid:
pubs:438907

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