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Table 5 The result of the ROC analysis 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 AUC Sensitivity Specificity
JOABPEQ
 Q1 Low back pain 0.823 [0.731, 0.915] 0.750 0.791
 Q2 Lumbar function 0.743 [0.619, 0.868] 0.600 0.815
 Q3 Walking ability 0.808 [0.719, 0.898] 0.850 0.709
 Q4 Social life function 0.827 [0.707, 0.946] 0.600 0.920
 Q5 Mental health 0.807 [0.688, 0.927] 0.850 0.682
NPRS 0.880 [0.827, 0.934] 0.850 0.771
ODI 0.847 [0.741, 0.952] 0.850 0.767
RMDQ 0.868 [0.774, 0.962] 0.950 0.746
SF-36 PCS 0.757 [0.635, 0.878] 0.700 0.812
SF-36 MCS 0.753 [0.632, 0.874] 0.800 0.705
  1. ROC receiver operating characteristic, AUC area under the curve, 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