Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire (PGQ)

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For people with Pelvic Girdle Pain for use in research and clinical practice.

Intended Population

For people with Pelvic Girdle Pain during pregnancy and postpartum.

Method of Use

Self-report questionnaire of 20 activity items and 5 symptom items on a 4-point response scale.


The PGQ is the first condition-specific measure developed for people with PGP. The PGQ had acceptably high reliability and validity in people with PGP both during pregnancy and postpartum, it is simple to administer, and it is feasible for use in clinical practice. [1]


Test-retest reliability showed high intraclass correlation coefficient estimates: .93 (95% confidence interval 0.86–0.96) for the PGQ activity subscale and .91 (95% confidence interval 0.84–0.95) for the PGQ symptom subscale. [1]




Open Access Article

Stuge B, Garratt A, Krogstad Jenssen H, Grotle M. The pelvic girdle questionnaire: a condition-specific instrument for assessing activity limitations and symptoms in people with pelvic girdle pain. Physical therapy. 2011 Jul 1;91(7):1096-108.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Stuge, B., Garratt, A., Krogstad Jenssen, H., Grotle, M. The Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire: A Condition-Specific Instrument for Assessing Activity Limitations and Symptoms in People With Pelvic Girdle Pain. Physical Therapy, July 2011 vol. 91 no. 7 1096-1108