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Table 1 DASH study participant characteristics (n = 340)

From: Linguistic validation, validity and reliability of the British English versions of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and QuickDASH in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Participant Characteristics Cognitive debriefing
Participants (n = 31)
Psychometric testing:
Participants (n = 340)
Age:(Mean (SD) 63.42 (12.04) 61.96 (12.09)
Gender (M:F) 5:26 89:251
Condition duration (years) (Mean (SD): 15.71 (12.61) 14.44 (11.73)
Marital status: n (%)
 Married/living with partner 23 (74%) 241 (71%)
Living status: n (%)
 Family/significant other 24 (77%) 245 (72%)
 Children living at home 4 (13%) 36 (11%)
Employment status
 Paid employment 3 (10%) 108 (32%)
 Retired 22 (71%) 204 (60%)
 Other 6 (19%) 28 (8%)
Education level (ISCED)
 Secondary education only 19 (61%) 182 (54%)
Current medication
 Not on DMARDs 2 (6%) 34 (10%)
 Monotherapy 10 (32%) 91 (27%)
 Combination therapy 10 (32%) 190 (56%)
 Biologic drugs 9 (29%) 25 (7%)