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Table 2 Frequency of responses to each item of the FreSHAQ-J

From: Development and validation of a shoulder-specific body-perception questionnaire in people with persistent shoulder pain

Item Never
N (%)
Rarely
N (%)
Occasionally
N (%)
Often
N (%)
Always
N (%)
Median Mean
(SD)
1. My sore shoulder feels as though it is not part of the rest of my body 26 (23.2) 39 (34.8) 31 (27.7) 8 (7.1) 8 (7.1) 1 1.4
2. I need to focus all my attention on my sore shoulder to make it move the way I want it to 42 (37.5) 34 (30.4) 17 (15.2) 13 (11.6) 6 (5.4) 1 1.1
3. I feel as if my sore shoulder sometimes moves involuntarily, without my control 51 (45.5) 33 (29.5) 13 (11.6) 13 (11.6) 2 (1.8) 1 0.9
4. When performing everyday tasks I don’t know how much my sore shoulder is moving 52 (46.4) 27 (24.1) 22 (19.6) 8 (7.1) 3 (2.7) 1 0.9
5. When performing everyday tasks I am not sure exactly what position my sore shoulder is in 52 (46.4) 37 (33.0) 16 (14.3) 7 (6.3) 0 (0) 1 0.8
6. I can’t perceive the exact outline of my sore shoulder 61 (54.5) 27 (24.1) 17 (15.2) 5 (4.5) 2.(1.8) 0 0.7
7. My sore shoulder feels larger than it appears 82 (73.2) 20 (17.9) 5 (4.5) 3 (2.7) 2.(1.8) 0 0.4
8. My sore shoulder feels smaller than it appears 64 (57.1) 33 (29.5) 11 (9.8) 4 (3.6) 0 (0) 0 0.5
9. My shoulders feel different between left and right (in terms of size and shape) 10 (8.9) 23 (20.5) 38 (33.9) 30 (26.8) 11 (9.8) 2 2.0
Total       9 9.1 (5.0)