Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: The Profile Fitness Mapping neck questionnaire (ProFitMap-neck) is a reliable and valid assessment instrument for measuring neck-related symptoms and functional limitations in people with neck pain, but a Turkish version of it had not been published. The purpose of this study was to investigate the adaptation, validity, and intrarater reliability of the Turkish version of the ProFitMap-neck. Materials and methods: Two hundred and thirty-five individuals with chronic neck pain were enrolled in the study. Intrarater reliability was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and Cronbach's alpha was calculated for internal consistency. For concurrent validity, ProFitMap-neck scores were compared with neck disability index (NDI) and visual analoguepain scale (VAS) scores using Pearson's correlation coefficient analysis. The ProFitMap-neck, NDI, VAS, and short form health survey (SF-36) were administered to all participants. Results: For intrarater analysis, ICC ranged between 0.72 and 0.84. The total score was 0.83, indicating excellent reliability. The correlation of the ProFitMap-neck with NDI and VAS was 0.71 and 0.68, respectively, indicating good concurrent validity. Conclusion: The ProFitMap-neck is an evaluation instrument with sufficient validity and reliability to be used for evaluating Turkish patients with neck pain. Use of this scale can reveal how, how often, and how much these patients- pain affects their symptoms and functional activities.


Neck, pain, ProFitMap-neck, Turkish, validity

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