English version

This is an English version of the Young Spine Questionnaire. It has been translated and cross-culturally adapted into English using the first 3 phases of the method described by Beaton et al. (2000).

Lauridsen HH, Hestbaek L. Development of the young spine questionnaire. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Jun 12;14(1):185 → abstract

Danish version

Dette er den danske version af the Young Spine Questionnaire. Spørgeskemaet er udviklet på dansk og testet på 4. klasses børn.

Lauridsen HH, Hestbaek L. Development of the young spine questionnaire. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Jun 12;14(1):185 → abstract

Using the YSQ

The YSQ can be used free of charge for scientific purposes as long as 1) it is used according to the specifications in the original article, and 2) it is not modified.

Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the YSQ

If you wish to translate and cross-culturally adapt the YSQ into another language, please let us know (e-mail address can be found in the published article). We collect and publish all translated versions of the YSQ on this website to avoid multiple translations of the questionnaire in a specific language.

Revision history

Both the English and the Danish version of the YSQ will continuously be updated and improved as data analyses provides new insights into the questionnaires clinimetric properties. All revisions are shown in the table below.

English version

Date Original questionnaire wording and
reason for changes
Change/new wording
7-4-2014 Question 1a, 2a and 3a:
'Have you had pain in the neck/midt back/low back?'
This has been changed so the stem of the question fits the answer categories.
How often have you had pain in the neck/midt back/low back?'

Danish version

Dato Original formulering og begrundelse for ændring Ændring/ny formulering
7-4-2014 Spørgsmål 1a, 2a og 3a:
'Har du haft ondt i nakken/midt på ryggen/lænden?'
Dette er ændret således at spørgsmålsstammen passer til svarkategorierne.
'Hvor tit har du haft ondt i nakken/midt på ryggen/lænden?'
7-4-2014 I vignetten til spørgsmål 2d er der indsat et komma efter' viser'. Ansigterne nedenfor viser, hvor meget noget kan gøre ondt. Smerten stiger fra ”ikke ondt” til ”rigtig meget ondt”.