How do I interpret the RMDQ insights?

The Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) is a patient reported outcomes measure used to evaluate a patient’s disability due to lower back pain. It is scored on a scale of 0 to 24 with a score of 0 representing no disability and a 24 representing severe disability. AAOE’s version of the RMDQ includes a separate pain scale from the RAND SF-36; this scale is scored on a scale of 0 to 100 with a 100 representing no pain and a score of 0 representing severe pain.

Baseline surveys are sent prior to the intervention for lower back disability. In reviewing your physicians’ scores, you should expect to see a higher baseline score for patients followed by a decrease in score at the subsequent administration point. For the baseline pain scale, you should expect to see a lower baseline followed by an increase in score at the subsequent administration point.