Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Reliability, and Validity of a Hebrew Version of the Physiotherapist Self-Efficacy Questionnaire Adjusted to Low Back Pain Treatment

Ron Shavit, Talma Kushnir, Uri Gottlieb, Shmuel Springer

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Abstract

Background: Clinician self-efficacy may be an important factor in the success of treatment for low back pain (LBP), which has unique clinical features and a high prevalence rate. Therefore, it is important to assess clinicians’ self-efficacy in this particular condition. The Physiotherapist Self-Efficacy (PSE) questionnaire was designed to measure self-efficacy of physiotherapy students. Objectives: To translate and trans-culturally adapt the PSE into Hebrew, to adjust the questionnaire to assess clinicians’ self-efficacy in the treatment of LBP, and to assess the construct validity and reliability of the PSE in the Hebrew version. Methods: After adjustment for LBP and cross-cultural adaptation, test–retest reliability was assessed with 140 physiotherapists. The analyses used included exploratory factor analysis for structural validity, Cronbach’s alpha for internal consistency, and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) for test–retest reliability. Results: Factor analysis revealed a unidimensional structure with an acceptable model fit. The PSE translated into Hebrew exhibited a very high internal consistency (α = 0.93) and excellent test–retest reliability (ICC = 0.94). The standard error of measurement (SEM) and minimal detectable change (MDC) were 1.75 and 4.85, respectively. Conclusions: The Hebrew-translated PSE showed adequate validity and excellent reliability, indicating its suitability to measure clinician self-efficacy in treating patients with LBP.

Original languageEnglish
Article number85
JournalHealthcare (Switzerland)
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • clinician self-efficacy
  • factor analysis
  • low back pain
  • outcome measures
  • reliability
  • validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Information Management
  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Leadership and Management

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