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Table 2 Frequencies and percentages of responses to Upper Extremity and Mobility items

From: Leveraging pediatric PROMIS item banks to assess physical functioning in children at risk for severe functional loss

  N Not able to do With a lot of trouble With some trouble With a little trouble With no trouble
Upper Extremity Items
Pull shirt over head 57 38 (66.7%) 3 (5.3%) 2 (3.5%) 5 (8.8%) 9 (15.8%)
Put on shoes 57 43 (75.4%) 0 (0%) 3 (5.3%) 3 (5.3%) 8 (14.0%)
Use key to unlock door 57 42 (73.7%) 3 (5.3%) 1 (1.8%) 1 (1.8%) 10 (17.5%)
Zip up clothes 57 40 (70.2%) 3 (5.3%) 1 (1.8%) 3 (5.3%) 10 (17.5%)
Put toothpaste on toothbrush 57 37 (64.9%) 5 (8.8%) 2 (3.5%) 2 (3.5%) 11 (19.3%)
Put on clothes without help 57 41 (71.9%) 2 (3.5%) 4 (7.0%) 1 (1.8%) 9 (15.8%)
Put on socks without help 57 41 (71.9%) 1 (1.8%) 4 (7.0 %) 5 (8.8%) 6 (10.5%)
Open clothing drawers 57 35 (61.4%) 5 (8.8%) 1 (1.8%) 4 (7.0%) 12 (21.1%)
Hold a full cup 57 31 (54.4%) 2 (3.5%) 4 (7.0%) 4 (7.0%) 16 (28.1%)
Use a mouse or touch pad a 56 18 (32.1%) 4 (7.1%) 5 (8.9%) 29 (51.8%)
Wash face with cloth b 57 38 (66.7%) 6 (10.5%) 13 (22.8%)
Move hands or fingers a 57 17 (29.8%) 3 (5.3%) 9 (15.8%) 28 (49.1%)
Write with pen or pencil a 57 22 (38.6%) 8 (14.0%) 5 (8.8%) 22 (38.6%)
Mobility Items
Get up from the floor 57 39 (68.4%) 2 (3.5%) 6 (10.5%) 4 (7.0%) 6 (10.5%)
Move legs 57 15 (26.3%) 11 (19.3%) 8 (14.0%) 8 (14.0%) 15 (26.3%)
Stand up without help 57 38 (66.7%) 1 (1.8%) 1 (1.8%) 5 (8.8%) 12 (21.1%)
Walk up stairs without holding on 57 45 (79.0%) 5 (8.8%) 2 (3.5%) 2 (3.5%) 3 (5.3%)
Get into bed 56 40 (71.4%) 0 (0%) 2 (3.6%) 3 (5.4%) 11 (19.6%)
Walk across room 57 38 (66.7%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.8%) 3 (5.3%) 15 (26.3%)
Bend over to pick something up 57 41 (71.9%) 0 (0%) 2 (3.5%) 7 (12.3%) 7 (12.3%)
Walk more than one block 57 43 (75.4%) 5 (8.8%) 0 (0%) 4 (7.0%) 5 (8.8%)
Get up from regular toilet 57 39 (68.4%) 1 (1.8%) 2 (3.5%) 3 (5.3%) 12 (21.1%)
Get down on knees without holding on 57 46 (80.7%) 0 (0%) 2 (3.5%) 5 (8.8%) 4 (7.0%)
Turn head all the way to the side 56 3 (5.3%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.8%) 2 (3.5%) 51 (89.5%)
  N Almost always Often Sometimes Almost never Never
Used a wheelchair c 56 15 (26.8%) 8 (14.3%) 4 (7.1%) 11 (19.6%) 18 (32.1%)
Used a walker, cane, or crutches c 57 32 (57.1%) 3 (5.4%) 7 (12.5%) 4 (7.1%) 10 (17.9%)
  1. aResponse levels “with a lot of trouble” and “not able to do” collapsed per PROMIS scoring algorithm
  2. bResponse levels “with some trouble,” “with a lot of trouble,” and “not able to do” collapsed per PROMIS scoring algorithm
  3. cNot used in Mobility T-score because item did not perform well