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Table 1 Characteristics for the MDHAQ-S items and scores

From: Swedish version of the multi dimensional health assessment questionnaire – translation and psychometric evaluation

Item/scale score Mean (SD) Range Response rate% Floor,%1 Ceiling,%2
1a. Dressing yourself, including tying shoelaces and doing buttons? 0.49 (0.59) 0-3 99%   
1b. Get in or out of bed? 0.28 (0.45) 0-3 99%   
1c. Lift a full cup or glass to your mouth? 0.29 (0.48) 0-3 99%   
1d. Walk outdoors on flat ground? 0.27 (0.52) 0-3 99%   
1e. Wash and dry your entire body? 0.39 (0.52) 0-3 99%   
1f. Bend down to pick up clothing from the floor? 0.48 (0.65) 0-3 99%   
1g. Turn regular faucets on and off 0.51 (0.74) 0-3 99%   
1h. Get in or out of a car, bus, train, or airplane? 0.46 (0.61) 0-3 98%   
1i. Walk 3 km? 0.90 (1.00) 0-3 98%   
1j. Participate in sports and games as you would like 1.35 (1.03) 0-3 94%   
Mean 10-item physical function score 1.76(1.56) 0-3 93% 14,5% 0%
1k. Get a good night’s sleep? 1.05 (0.86) 0-3 96%   
1l. Deal with the feelings of anxiety or being nervous 0.42 (0.52) 0-3 94%   
1m. Deal with the feelings of depression or feeling blue? 0.46 (0.55) 0-3 95%   
Mean 3 item psychological score 1.96 (1.52) 0-3 93% 21,7% 0%
2. How much pain have you had because of your condition over the past week? 4.03 (2.31) 0-10 98% 6% 0%
3. Amount of pain in joints 13.12 (7.94) 0-54 99% 3,6% 0%
4. Considering all the ways in which illness and health conditions may  affect you at this time, please indicate below how you are doing 3.69 (2.30) 0-10 98% 6% 0%
5. Amount of symptoms 10.05 (6.18) 0-60 99% 3,6% 0%
6. Morning stiffness, yes-no 1.32 (0.47) 1-2 (yes/no) 95%   
7. How do you feel today compared to one week ago? 2.59 (0.76) 1-5 98% 7,2% 1,2%
8. How often do you exercise aerobically? 1.36 (1.25) 0-4 93% 38,6% 21,7%
9. How much of a problem has unusual fatigue or tiredness been to  you over the last week? 4.30 (2.79) 0-10 94% 8,4% 2,4%
10. Amount of other events 1.37 (1.32) 0-12 90% 28,9% 0%
  1. 1Worst possible value of the item or minimum total value of the scale. 2Best possible value of the item or maximum total value of the scale.