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Table 4 The SEM, SDC, MIC, and MIC% for the low back pain scales

From: A comparison between the low back pain scales for patients with lumbar disc herniation: validity, reliability, and responsiveness

Scales Total score SEM SDC MIC MIC%
JOABPEQ
 Q1 Low back pain 100 2.94 8.14 11.37 [8.76, 13.97] 37.60%
 Q2 Lumbar function 100 2.38 6.59 11.14 [8.69, 13.60] 25.73%
 Q3 Walking ability 100 2.40 6.62 11.18 [8.64, 13.72] 20.36%
 Q4 Social life function 100 1.59 4.40 6.88 [5.08, 8.68] 19.03%
 Q5 Mental health 100 1.55 4.29 6.17 [4.75, 7.59] 14.86%
NPRS 10 0.04 0.10 1.71 [1.52, 1.91] 28.17%
ODI 100 1.25 3.43 5.88 [4.44, 7.31] 11.43%
RMDQ 24 0.28 0.77 1.74 [1.11, 2.37] 33.65%
SF-36 PCS 100 1.24 3.41 4.57 [3.33, 5.82] 11.40%
SF-36 MCS 100 1.42 3.93 3.59 [2.58, 4.62] 7.17%
  1. SEM standard error of measurement, SDC smallest detectable change, MIC minimum important change, JOABPEQ Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire, NPRS Numerical Pain Rating Scale, ODI Oswestry Disability Index, RMDQ Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire, SF-36 Short Form Health Survey, PCS Physical Component Summary score, MCS Mental Component Summary score