Observational Study
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World J Orthop. Aug 18, 2016; 7(8): 507-512
Published online Aug 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i8.507
Validation of the functional rating index for the assessment of athletes with neck pain
Soofia Naghdi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Somaye ShamsSalehi, Ronald J Feise, Ebrahim Entezary
Soofia Naghdi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Somaye ShamsSalehi, Ebrahim Entezary, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 11489, Iran
Ronald J Feise, Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
Author contributions: Naghdi S, Nakhostin Ansari N, and Feise RJ conceived and designed the study; ShamsSalehi S drafted the research protocol, which was edited and revised by Naghdi S, Nakhostin Ansari N, and Entezary E; ShamsSalehi S collected the data; Nakhostin Ansari N performed all the statistical analyses; Naghdi S, Nakhostin Ansari N and ShamsSalehi S drafted the manuscript, which was further edited and approved by all authors to be published; Nakhostin Ansari N was the chief investigator and guarantor.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the review board, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Informed consent statement: All subjects gave their informed consent prior to the study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no competing interests to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Correspondence to: Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical sciences, Enghelab Ave, Pitch-e-shemiran, Tehran 11489, Iran. nakhostin@sina.tums.ac.ir
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Received: February 16, 2016
Peer-review started: February 18, 2016
First decision: March 25, 2016
Revised: May 8, 2016
Accepted: June 1, 2016
Article in press: June 3, 2016
Published online: August 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Patient-reported outcomes are widely used to evaluate the functional effectiveness of treatments in clinical investigations. There has been a lack of patient-reported outcome measure for athletes with neck pain (NP). This study assessed the psychometric properties of the culturally-adapted Persian Functional Rating Index in a group of athletes with NP and demonstrated excellent validity and reliability.