Validation of the Spanish Version of the Neck Disability Index

This study has been completed.
Spanish Back Pain Research Network (REIDE)
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First received: July 6, 2006
Last updated: May 7, 2008
Last verified: May 2008

The primary purpose of this study is to adapt the Neck Disability Index (NDI)and the Cervical Core Set 6 (CCS6) to the Spanish population. Other objectives are to determine the correlation between intensity of cervical pain, degree of disability, and quality of life; to determine the correlation between the NDI, CCS6 and the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire; and to determine factors that predict the chronification of disability.

Neck Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Validation of the Transcultural Adaptation of the Neck Disability Index in the Spanish Population

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Enrollment: 221
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients who visit their physician for cervicalgia, with or without referred pain


Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who visit physician for cervicalgia
  • with or without referred pain
  • must be able to read and write

Exclusion Criteria:

  • disease of central nervous system, with or without treatment
  • migraine
  • indications for surgery
  • suspicion of systemic disease
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00349544

Fundación Kovacs
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kovacs Foundation
Spanish Back Pain Research Network (REIDE)
Study Chair: Francisco M. Kovacs, MD, PhD Kovacs Foundation, Palma de Mallorca 07012, Spain
Study Director: Juan Bago, MD Hospital Vall d'Hebron 119-129, Barcelona 08035, Spain
Study Director: Luis Cuesta, MD Mutua Asepeyo, Madrid 28820, Spain
Study Director: José Luis Martín, MD Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada 18014, Spain
Study Director: Luis Alvarez, MD Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid 28040, Spain
Study Director: María Angeles Usero, MD Centro de Salud Perales del Rio, Madrid 28909, Spain
Study Director: Carmen Fernández, MD Centro de Salut de Valldargent, Palma de Mallorca 07013, Spain
Study Director: María Dolores Castillo, MD Delegación Pral. de Asuntos Sociales, Granada 18011, Spain
Study Director: Montserrat Cañellas, MD Consorci Sanitari del Parc Taulí, Hospital Sabadell, Barcelona 08208, Spain
Study Director: Montserrat Núñez, MD Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona 08036, Spain
Study Director: Sergio Giménez, MD Centro de Salud Ciudad Jardín, Málaga 29017, Spain
Study Director: Pablo Panero, MD ZBS Órgiva, Granada 18640, Spain
Study Director: Luis González, MD Centro de Salud Serrería II, Valencia 46022, Spain
Study Director: Myriam Bernal, MD Servicio de Rehabilitación del Hospital Clínico de Valladolid, Valladolid 47002, Spain
Study Director: Mateo Seguí, MD Unidad Básica de Salut Es Castell, Menorca 07720, Spain
Study Director: Víctor Abraira, PhD Unidad de Bioestadística, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid 28034, Spain
  More Information

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Francisco M. Kovacs, Director of Scientific Department, Kovacs Foundation Identifier: NCT00349544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FK-R-10
Study First Received: July 6, 2006
Last Updated: May 7, 2008
Health Authority: Spain: Comité Ético de Investigación Clínica

Keywords provided by Kovacs Foundation:
Neck pain
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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