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Table 3 Disability and health-related quality of life and their correlations with the patient self-report section of the ASES

From: Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment Form, patient self-report section

  Mean (SD) Correlations
   The total ASES Pain score Function score
SST (scale 0-12) 5 (4) 0.73*** 0.54*** 0.81***
A single disability question (scale 0-100) 54 (28) – 0.74*** – 0.67*** – 0.68***
Dimensions of SF-36 (scale 0-100)
Physical Functioning 64 (25) 0.51*** 0.38** 0.57***
General Health 58 (22) 0.27 0.22 0.32*
Vitality 60 (21) 0.58 0.21 0.32*
Mental Health 73 (21) 0.26 0.23 0.27
Role Physical 36 (39) 0.49*** 0.41*** 0.47***
Role Emotional 67 (42) 0.37** 0.28 0.42***
Social Functioning 75 (26) 0.44*** 0.37** 0.46***
Bodily Pain 41 (21) 0.68*** 0.630*** 0.58***
Summary Score of SF-36 (scale 0-100)
PCS 36 (10) 0.57*** 0.48*** 0.56***
MCS 52 (12) 0.21 0.17 0.25
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 and ***p < 0.001. Sidak adjusted probability.
  2. SD standard deviation, ASES American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment Form, SST Simple Shoulder Test, SF-36 Short Form 36 Health Survey, PCS Physical Component Score, MCS Mental Component Score.