As a first step to reach consensus between therapists, we performed a systematic literature search to answer three main questions:
- Which daily activities are relevant to assess MQ in patients with NSLBP?
- Which MQ domains show differences between healthy controls and patients with NSLBP and are therefore relevant to measure?
- Which assessment instruments can be selected for use in primary care settings?
Thirty cross-sectional and three pre-post-test studies were eligible. These studies assessed MQ during walking, sports, coming from sit-to-stance, lifting tasks, various activities and work related activities.
The applied assessment instruments varied from complex instrumented motion analysis systems (19 studies, e.g., movement analysis with multiple-camera systems) to simple instrumented motion analysis systems (7 studies, e.g., inertial sensors or accelerometers fixed to the body or a video analysis with one camera) and standardised observational tests (7 studies, e.g., Functional Movement Screen (FMS)).