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Psychometric properties of the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK-11) among older people with chronic pain.

Larsson, Caroline LU ; Ekvall-Hansson, Eva LU ; Sundquist, Kristina LU and Jakobsson, Ulf LU (2014) In Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 30(6). p.421-428
Abstract
Abstract Objectives: The study aimed to test the construct validity, factor structure and reliability of the 11-item version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK-11, Swedish version) among older people (65+) with chronic pain. Design: Methodological study. Subjects: 433 participants with chronic pain (mean age 74.8, 65-98 years) completed postal questionnaires. 264 of the participants completed a test-retest assessment. Methods: Construct validity was evaluated through corrected item-total correlations. Convergent validity was analyzed by correlations with activity/activities of daily living (ADL) dependence, pain intensity and physical activity (all of which are constructs related to kinesiophobia according to fear-avoidance... (More)
Abstract Objectives: The study aimed to test the construct validity, factor structure and reliability of the 11-item version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK-11, Swedish version) among older people (65+) with chronic pain. Design: Methodological study. Subjects: 433 participants with chronic pain (mean age 74.8, 65-98 years) completed postal questionnaires. 264 of the participants completed a test-retest assessment. Methods: Construct validity was evaluated through corrected item-total correlations. Convergent validity was analyzed by correlations with activity/activities of daily living (ADL) dependence, pain intensity and physical activity (all of which are constructs related to kinesiophobia according to fear-avoidance theories). Factor structure was tested through confirmatory factor analysis. Reliability was assessed with Cronbach's α and test-retest reliability, analyzed by intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and weighted κ coefficient analysis. Results: Evidence of convergent validity was shown by significant positive correlations with activity/ADL dependence (r = 0.20) and pain intensity (r = 0.31), and a significant negative correlation with physical activity (r = -0.38). Confirmatory factor analysis showed that both one- and two factor-solutions were possible. Cronbach's α coefficients ranged between 0.74 and 0.87. Test-retest analysis showed strong agreement regarding ICC (r = 0.75, 95% confidence interval 0.64-0.82). The weighted κ coefficients for the individual items showed fair to moderate reliability. Conclusion: The Swedish version of TSK-11 had acceptable construct validity, factor structure, and reliability and, hence, can be considered suitable for older people with chronic pain. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Abstract Objectives: The study aimed to test the construct validity, factor structure and reliability of the 11-item version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK-11, Swedish version) among older people (65+) with chronic pain. Design: Methodological study. Subjects: 433 participants with chronic pain (mean age 74.8, 65-98 years) completed postal questionnaires. 264 of the participants completed a test-retest assessment. Methods: Construct validity was evaluated through corrected item-total correlations. Convergent validity was analyzed by correlations with activity/activities of daily living (ADL) dependence, pain intensity and physical activity (all of which are constructs related to kinesiophobia according to fear-avoidance theories). Factor structure was tested through confirmatory factor analysis. Reliability was assessed with Cronbach's α and test-retest reliability, analyzed by intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and weighted κ coefficient analysis. Results: Evidence of convergent validity was shown by significant positive correlations with activity/ADL dependence (r = 0.20) and pain intensity (r = 0.31), and a significant negative correlation with physical activity (r = -0.38). Confirmatory factor analysis showed that both one- and two factor-solutions were possible. Cronbach's α coefficients ranged between 0.74 and 0.87. Test-retest analysis showed strong agreement regarding ICC (r = 0.75, 95% confidence interval 0.64-0.82). The weighted κ coefficients for the individual items showed fair to moderate reliability. Conclusion: The Swedish version of TSK-11 had acceptable construct validity, factor structure, and reliability and, hence, can be considered suitable for older people with chronic pain.},
  author       = {Larsson, Caroline and Ekvall-Hansson, Eva and Sundquist, Kristina and Jakobsson, Ulf},
  issn         = {0959-3985},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {421--428},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Physiotherapy Theory and Practice},
  title        = {Psychometric properties of the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK-11) among older people with chronic pain.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09593985.2013.877546},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2014},
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