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Table 2 The demographic and medical characteristics of patients participating in the scapula alata team, pilot test and validation test

From: A quality of life questionnaire for patients with scapula alata (SA-Q): development and validation

CharacteristicsSA team
(n = 7)
No. (%)
Pilot test
(n = 10)
No. (%)
Validation test
(n = 48)
No. (%)
Age, yearsa44 (43–48)50 (37–52)43 (36–54)
Gender
 Female3 (43)2 (20)19 (40)
 Male4 (47)8 (80)29 (60)
Educational level
 Short education1 (14)2 (20)3 (6)
 Medium education1 (14)1 (10)18 (37)
 Academic education5 (72)7 (70)27 (57)
Employment status
 Employed7 (100)7 (70)38 (79)
 Self-employed 2 (20)2 (4)
 Unemployed 1 (10)1 (2)
 Studying  5 (10)
 Sick leave  1 (2)
 Retired  1 (2)
Rehabilitation status
 Current7 (100)10 (100)24 (50)
 Former  24 (50)
Pathology
 N. Thoracicus affection7 (100)10 (100)48 (100)
 N. Accessorius affection   
Ethicology
 Trauma   
 Mono neuritis6 (86)10 (100)48 (100)
 Surgery sequala   
 Stretch/overload   
 Infection sequala   
 unknown1 (14)  
Affected side
 Right6 (86)10 (100)48 (100)
 Left1 (14)  
Dominant hand
 Right7 (100)8 (80)41 (85)
 Left 2 (20)7 (15)
  1. aMedian and interquartile range (IQR)
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