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Table 2 Content of "Regional Pain Survey" questionnaire

From: The North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project – NorStOP: Prospective, 3-year study of the epidemiology and management of clinical osteoarthritis in a general population of older adults

Concept Measurement method Details
HAND PAIN/PROBLEMS SECTION
Characteristic of complaint - hand dominance right, left, both
  - side of pain right, left, both
  - duration of pain in past 12 months <7 days, 1–4 weeks, 1–3 months, 3+ months
Pain and symptoms - AIMS 2 [19] pain sub-scale
  - individual symptoms in past month stiffness, aching, tenderness, weakness, clumsiness, burning, tingling, numbness
  - hand drawings painful areas
Physical features hand drawing self-reported nodes
Aesthetics Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire [20] appearance sub-scale
Function - AIMS 2 [19] hand and finger function sub-scale arm function sub-scale
  - AUSCAN [21] pain, stiffness, physical function sub-scales
Illness perceptions Illness Perceptions Questionnaire Revised (IPQ(R)) [13] 9 dimensions: illness coherence, treatment control, personal control, timeline (acute/chronic), timeline (cyclical), consequences, emotional representation, identify, causes
Health care - AIMS 2 [19] medication sub-scale
  - consulted with GP past 12 months
  - any hand operations ever
  - NHS & private services [22] past 12 months
Occupational impact Self-reported excessive use of hands in occupation ever
Past-times and hobbies Self-reported excessive use of hands in past-times/hobbies ever
Impact of symptoms AIMS 2 [19] impact sub-scale
HIP PAIN SECTION
Characteristic of complaint - side of pain right, left, both
  - duration of pain in past 12 months <7 days, 1–4 weeks, 1–3 months, 3+ months
Previous injury Consulted with GP ever
Complaint specific functioning Western Ontario and McMaster Universities OA index (WOMAC LK3.0) [23] pain (0–20), stiffness (0–8), physical function (0–68) subscales
KNEE PAIN SECTION
Characteristic of complaint - side of pain right, left, both
  - duration of pain in past 12 months <7 days, 1–4 weeks, 1–3 months, 3+ months
Previous injury Consulted with GP ever
Complaint specific functioning Western Ontario and McMaster Universities OA index (WOMAC LK3.0) [23] pain (0–20), stiffness (0–8), physical function (0–68) subscales
FOOT PAIN SECTION
Characteristic of complaint - side of pain right, left, both
  - duration of pain in past 12 months <7 days, 1–4 weeks, 1–3 months, 3+ months
Previous injury Consulted with GP ever
Complaint specific functioning Foot Disability Index (FDI) [24] pain, appearance, physical function subscales