Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

cervradic_yn

Categories

Neck, Low Back and Joint Pain

Cervical radiculopathy
Cervical radiculopathy based on self-report

Cervical radiculopathy is self-reported based on 2 questions. Participants are first asked if they experienced neck pain that lasted days, weeks, or months. Participants who answer affirmatively are asked about pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in arms or hands.

Participants are asked the following questions:

  1. Since your last interview on [last interview date], have you had neck pain that lasted days, weeks, or months?
  2. At the time you were having pain in the neck, did you also have pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in the arms or hands?
Value Response
0 No neck pain reported or neck pain reported that does not include pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in the arms or hands
1 Neck pain reported that includes pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in the arms or hands

Note: This variable is missing if question #1 is missing.

At baseline interview, question #1 reads: Have you ever had neck pain that lasted days, weeks, or months?