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Table 4 Construct validity: “a priori” formulated hypothesis

From: Validity and reliability of the Norwegian version of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire in people on sick leave

Hypothesis Correlation value N Hypothesis confirmed?
A high score on the MSK-HQ (good MSK health) is expected to have high correlation with high health-related quality-of-life assessed by EQ-5D-5L .764 541 Yes
A low score on the MSK-HQ (poor MSK health) is expected to have high/moderate negative correlation with a high score on the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire short form. − .659 549 Yes
A low score on the MSK-HQ (poor MSK health) is high/moderate negative associated with high score on the Keele STarT MSK − .689 549 Yes
A low score on the MSK-HQ (poor MSK health) is high/moderate associated with higher productivity losses. .336 237 Yes
A low score on the MSK-HQ (poor MSK health) is high/moderate associated with low self-perceived work ability. .412 548 Yes
A low score on the MSK-HQ (poor MSK health) is high associated with low self-rated health (EQ-VAS) .592 542 Yes
A low score on the MSK-HQ, indicating poor MSK health, is high/moderate associated with few days with physical activity. .378 535 Yes
A low score on the MSK-HQ (poor MSK health) is low/moderate associated with longer sick leave. .001 549 Yes
  1. MSK-HQ = Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire; MSK = Musculoskeletal.