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

<p><b>Purpose:</b> 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.</p> <p><b>Methods</b>: 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.</p> <p><b>Results</b>: 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 α = 0.91 total scale, α = 0.90 Factor 1, α = 0.80 Factor 2). All nine hypotheses were confirmed.</p> <p><b>Conclusion</b>: 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.Implications for Rehabilitation</p><p>Chronic pain is a disabling disorder which not only impacts physically but restricts quality of life.</p><p>This study provides clinicians a questionnaire to measure pain-related disability and quantify the impact of pain on the daily living of adolescents.</p><p>The advantage of the Dutch version of the Child Activity and Limitations Interview over other measurements is that it can distinguish limitations in daily activities from more physically vigorous activities.</p><p></p> <p>Chronic pain is a disabling disorder which not only impacts physically but restricts quality of life.</p> <p>This study provides clinicians a questionnaire to measure pain-related disability and quantify the impact of pain on the daily living of adolescents.</p> <p>The advantage of the Dutch version of the Child Activity and Limitations Interview over other measurements is that it can distinguish limitations in daily activities from more physically vigorous activities.</p>