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Table 2 Construct validity: a priori formulated hypothesis

From: Back beliefs among elderly seeking health care due to back pain; psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the back beliefs questionnaire

Hypothesis Correlation value N Hypothesis confirmed?
The BBQ was expected to have moderate to high correlation with FABQ-PA −.573a 106 Yes
The BBQ was expected to have moderate correlation with RMDQ −.494a 106 Yes
The BBQ was expected to have high correlation with PCS −.447a 106 No
The BBQ was expected to have low to moderate correlation with NRS −.138a 101 Yes
  1. a Significant correlation (< 0.01). BBQ Back Beliefs Questionnaire; NRS Numeric Rating Scale; FABQ Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire; RMDQ Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire; PCS Pain Catastrophizing Scale