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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 2 Results of DASH score categorized by item with relative scores (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Rotator cuff repair with single row technique provides satisfying clinical results despite consistent MRI retear rate

Dash score
Item Mean ± standard deviation (range) Item Mean ± standard deviation (range)
(1) Unscrew the lid of a jar 1.5 ± 1.2 (1–5) (16) Use a knife to cut food 1.1 ± 0.8 (1–3)
(2) Write 1.2 ± 0.9 (1–3) (17) Recreational activities with little effort 1.2 ± 0.9 (1–5)
(3) Turn a key 1.4 ± 0.9 (1–3) (18) Recreational activities in which strength is used 1.4 ± 1.1 (1–5)
(4) Prepare a meal 1.4 ± 1.0 (1–5) (19) Recreational activities with free arm movement 1.6 ± 1.1 (1–5)
(5) Open a heavy door by pushing 1.8 ± 1.2 (1–5) (20) Capacity of moving 1.3 ± 1.0 (1–5)
(6) Place an object above your head 2.1 ± 1.6 (1–5) (21) Sexual activity
(7) Do heavy housework (clean glass) 2.0 ± 1.2 (1–5) (22) Everyday activities with friends 1.4 ± 1.0 (1–5)
(8) Do garden work 1.8 ± 1.2 (1–5) (23) Work or daily activities 1.4 ± 1.1 (1–5)
(9) Make your bed 1.2 ± 1.1 (1–3) (24) Shoulder pain 1.8 ± 0.9 (1–4)
(10) Carry the shopping bag 2.2 ± 1.1 (1–5) (25) Pain during any activity 1.8 ± 0.9 (1–4)
(11) Carry heavy objects 2.3 ± 1.2 (1–5) (26) Shoulder tingling 1.6 ± 0.8 (1–4)
(12) Change a light bulb 2.3 ± 1.5 (1–5) (27) Shoulder weakness 1.4 ± 1.1 (1–5)
(13) Wash and dry your hair 2.1 ± 1.2 (1–5) (28) Shoulder rigidity 1.3 ± 1.0 (1–3)
(14) Wash your back 2.1 ± 1.2 (1–5) (29) Difficulty sleeping 1.5 ± 0.9 (1–5)
(15) Pull on a sweater 1.4 ± 0.9 (1–5) (30) Feeling less confident or helpful 1.2 ± 1.1 (1–3)
Total (min 30–max 95) 45.0 ± 17.3 (30–95)