Yesterday I had a question from a chiropractor about the Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire. I often get questions like this, from clinicians wanting to locate such instruments/outcomes forms to use in their practices. Well, some instruments are in the public domain and can be used by anyone, but the questions are seldom reproduced in their entirety in articles. I went to our clinic to ask about this and my esteemed colleague RR directed me to a Web site where some of these instruments can be downloaded.
The Chiropractic Resource Organization (site map) supports FCER and the ICPA, and the page of outcome forms is on the chiro.org Web site. They include this statement:
The Outcome Forms actually stored on our website have been approved by the owners (or copyright holders) for use in your clinical practice. If you plan to use them for research or publication, please Google those owners, and ask them for permission.
Here is the URL: http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/outcome.shtml#QA