The Dutch version of the self-report Child Activity and Limitations Interview in adolescents with chronic pain

Janneke E. de Vries*, Carolien Dekker, Caroline Heuts - Bastiaenen, Marielle E. J. B. Goossens, Raoul H. H. Engelbert, Jeanine A. M. C. F. Verbunt

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Purpose: To assess the factor structure, related constructs and internal consistency of the Child Activity Limitation Interview 21-Child version for use in Dutch-language countries. Methods: Cross-sectional validation study: After forward and back translation of the Dutch version of the Child Activity Limitation Interview 21-Child adolescents (11-21 years old) with chronic musculoskeletal pain completed an assessment. The assessment contained the Dutch Child Activity Limitation Interview, and questionnaires about demographics, pain intensity, functional disability, anxiety and depression. Internal consistency and construct validity were evaluated through exploratory factor analysis (principal axis factoring with oblique rotation) and hypotheses testing using pain intensity, activity limitations, anxiety and depression as comparative constructs. Results: Seventy-four adolescents completed the assessment. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a two-factor structure, explaining 50% of the variance. Internal consistency was good (Cronbach's alpha = 0.91 total scale, alpha = 0.90 Factor 1, alpha = 0.80 Factor 2). All nine hypotheses were confirmed. Conclusion: The Dutch version can be used to assess pain-related disability in Dutch-speaking adolescents comparable to the study sample. Scores on both subscales provide insight into the severity of the pain-related disability in both daily routine and more physically vigorous activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-839
Number of pages7
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2019


  • Adolescent
  • chronic pain
  • limitations
  • activity
  • participation

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