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Table 3 Characteristics of the improved, unchanged and deteriorated patients at 3–4 months follow-up according to the anchor (n = 50)

From: Responsiveness and minimal important change of the Norwegian version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire (DASH) in patients with subacromial pain syndrome

  Improveda Unchangeda Deteriorateda
Number (%) 30 (60) 13 (26) 7 (14)
Gender (female/male) (%) 46.7/53.3 23.1/76.9 71.4/28.6
Age 53.7 ± 11.7 58.5 ± 15.0 50.1 ± 13.6
DASH Baseline 27.4 ± 12.1 29.7 ± 16.9 28.0 ± 14.3
DASH Follow-up 16.8 ± 13.3 30.6 ± 21.5 38.8 ± 13.3
DASH Change score 10.6 ± 11.7 - 0.9 ± 10.1 - 10.8 ± 8.8
SPADI Baseline 31.9 ± 11.7 40.8 ± 20.1 41.6 ± 19.0
SPADI Follow-up 18.6 ± 15.6 36.1 ± 20.2 54.5 ± 30.0
SPADI Change score 13.3 ± 14.7 4.7 ± 4.7 - 12.9 ± 16.3
NPRS Baseline 3.7 ± 1.9 3.9 ± 2.0 4.6 ± 1.5
NPRS Follow-up 2.5 ± 1.9 3.5 ± 2.3 6.6 ± 2.1
NPRS Change score 1.2 ± 2.0 0.5 ± 1.0 - 2.0 ± 2.2
  1. DASH disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire, SPADI shoulder pain and disability index, NPRS numeric pain rating scale
  2. aData are means ± standard deviations unless denoted otherwise