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Table 1 Nuss Questionnaire modified for Adults

From: Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Swedish versions of the Nuss Questionnaire modified for Adults and the Single Step Questionnaire

Question stem Scoring
1. Looks in general 4. Very happy 3. Mostly happy 2. Mostly unhappy 1. Very unhappy
2. How chest looks without shirt 4. Very happy 3. Mostly happy 2. Mostly unhappy 1. Very unhappy
3. Spending rest of life as chest looks now 4. Very happy 3. Mostly happy 2. Mostly unhappy 1. Very unhappy
4. Other people make fun of you because of your chest looks? 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
5. Avoid doing things 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
6. Hides chest 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
7. Bothered because of the way chest looks?? 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
8. Feels shy/self-conscious because of chest looks??? 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
9. Feels bad about her/himself 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
10. Has trouble exercising 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
11. Chest causes shortness of breath 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
12. Chest is the cause to be tired 1. Very often 2. Often 3. Sometimes 4. Never
  1. The original version of the Nuss Questionnaire modified for Adults, published by: George Krasopoulos, Michael Dusmet, George Ladas, Peter Goldstraw, Nuss procedure improves the quality of life in young male adults with pectus excavatum deformity, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2006; 29(1): 1–5, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcts.2005.09.018. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press