Free online Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire score calculator
About the score:
Originally published in 1983 in the journal Spine, the Roland-Morris disability questionnaire is a standardized evaluation of low back pain.
It includes a list of statements that patients may use to describe their health in relation to their back pain. A patient taking the survey agrees or disagrees with these statements (Yes/No).
The final score, out of 24 represents the degree of disability due to low back pain. A maximum score of 24 indicates the greatest degree of disability from back pain. This score may be used to monitor the pain and symptoms of patients with back pain over time.
Original and Validation Literature:
Roland MO, Morris RW. A study of the natural history of back pain. Part 1: Development of a reliable and sensitive measure of disability in low back pain. Spine 1983; 8: 141-144.
The Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire and the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire. Spine 2000; 25: 3115-3124.
Ostelo, Raymond WJG, et al. 24-item Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire was preferred out of six functional status questionnaires for post-lumbar disc surgery. Journal of clinical epidemiology 57.3 (2004): 268-276.
About the score developer:
Dr. Martin Roland is Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge. He is trained in general practice medicine. His research interests include measuring quality of care.
To view his publications, please visit PubMed.