Paper vs. Internet (P vs I)
Research has shown that questionnaires completed on the internet have the potential to provide more complete and honest data with fewer errors in a more efficient manner than questionnaires completed using the paper and pencil format. Despite the numerous advantages of internet-administered questionnaires, it is important to make sure that the internet questionnaires will yield comparable results to the well-established paper and pencil versions. No one has studied internet administration of scoliosis specific questionnaires in adolescents with scoliosis. The investigators will test whether the internet administration of scoliosis questionnaires is as reliable as the traditional paper and pencil version. The investigators predict that the internet-administered questionnaire will provide the same reliability as the paper-administered questionnaires.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Internet-administered Adolescent Scoliosis Questionnaires Compared With Traditional Pencil and Paper Versions: a Randomized Crossover Design|
- To test the reliability of the internet-administered PODCI and SRS-30 questionnaires in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The reliability of internet-administered questionnaires will be determined by comparison to standard paper questionnaire implementation.
|Study Start Date:||August 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This group will complete paper questionnaires at baseline and two week follow up.
This group will complete paper questionnaires at baseline and internet questionnaires at two week follow up.
This group will complete internet questionnaires at baseline and paper questionnaires at two week follow up.
This group will complete internet questionnaires at baseline and two week follow up.
|Canada, British Columbia|
|British Columbia Children's Hospital|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 3V4|
|Principal Investigator:||Chris Reilly, MD, FRCSC||University of British Columbia|