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Table 2 Thoracic Spine Pain and Disability questionnaire

From: Intra- and inter-rater reliability of thoracic spine mobility and posture assessments in subjects with thoracic spine pain

Question Pain and disability scale from 0 to 100 mm
How severe is your pain? No pain – intolerable
How severe is your pain at night? No pain – intolerable
Do you get relief from painkillers? Complete relief – no relief
How stiff is your thoracic spine? No stiffness – intolerable stiffness
Do you have discomfort when looking upwards? None at all – intolerable
Do you have discomfort when turning your head to the sides? None at all – intolerable
Does your pain interfere with your ability to work with your hands overhead? No interference – completely unable to work with hands overhead
Does your pain interfere with your ability to comb your hair? No interference – completely unable to comb hair
Does you pain interfere with your ability to put on your coat? No interference – completely unable to put on coat
How severe is your pain when lying down in bed? No pain – intolerable
What is your overall handicap in your complete lifestyle because of your pain? Completely free to perform any task – totally handicapped
To what extent does your pain interfere with your work? No interference at all – totally incapable to work
To what extent have you had to modify your work in order to be able to do your job? No adjustment to work – so much adjustment that you have had to change your job
  1. Pain and disability was indicated during the last week. The values of each question were summed up, and the total score of the questionnaire ranged between 0 and 1300 mm
  2. The Thoracic Spine Pain and Disability questionnaire is modified from the Neck and Shoulder Pain and Disability questionnaire (Viikari-Juntura et al. 1988)