The Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire ( Ompq ) Essays

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Introduction

Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire (OMPQ) was developed to assist in the identification of clients that are experiencing musculoskeletal pain and are at risk of a delayed recovery leading to longer absence from work, restriction in function and pain. (Hocking, McAuley & Maher 2008; Sattelmayer, Lorenz, Roder & Hilfiger, 2011). OMPQ is used by occupational therapist’s with clients who are effected by pain problems that are resulting in decreased performance at work and/or increase work absence (Brown 2008). The assessment tool is a self-administered questionnaire containing 25 questions. 21 questions use a 0-10 numeric scale. The questions were developed around 5 key ideas: problems with function at work, perceived improvement, fear-avoidance with work, psychological stress and previous sick-leave (Gabel, Melloh, Yelland, Burkett & Roiko 2010; Linton & Hallden 1998). This assessment works by using a cutoff score of 105 and below to identify those clients that will recover and remain at work classifying them as low risk. A cutoff score of 130 and above is used to predict the client that will not return to work without further intervention classifying them as high risk. The clients with a score between 105 and 130 are classified as moderate risk (Brown, 2008; Sattelmayer, Lorenz, Roder & Hilfiger, 2011). The OMPQ is designed to identify clients ‘at risk’ by acknowledging the presence or absence of pre-set indicators (Hill, Dunn, Main & Hay 2009). The…

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