Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

lbp_radic_yn

Categories

Neck, Low Back and Joint Pain

Lumbar radiculopathy
Lumbar radiculopathy based on self-report

Lumbar radiculopathy is self-reported based on 2 questions. Participants are first asked if they experienced low back pain that lasted days to months. Those who answer affirmatively are then asked about pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in the feet or toes.

Participants are asked the following questions:

  1. Since your last interview on [last interview date], have you had low back pain that lasted days to months?
  2. At a time while you were having low back pain, did you also have pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in the feet or toes?
Value Response
0 No low back pain reported or low back pain reported that did not include pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in the feet or toes
1 Low back pain reported that includes pain, numbness or tingling, or weakness in the feet or toes

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

At baseline interview, question #1 reads: Have you ever had low back pain that lasted days to months?