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Table 2 Single Step Questionnaire

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. Health in general after the operation 5. Much better now 4. Somewhat better 3. About the same
2. Somewhat worse now 1. Much worse now
2. Exercise capacity after the operation 5. Much better now 4. Somewhat better 3. About the same
2. Somewhat worse now 1. Much worse now
3. Extent that chest looks interfere with pre-operative social activity 5. Extremely 4. Quite a bit 3. Moderately 2. Slightly 1. Not at all
4. Extent that chest looks interfere with post-operative social activity 5. Not at all 4. Slightly 3. Moderately 2. Quite a bit 1. Extremely
5. Satisfaction with the overall post-operative appearance 5. Extremely satisfied 4. Very satisfied 3. Satisfied 2. Dissatisfied 1. Very dissatisfied
6. Bothered by the surgical scars 5. Not at all 4. Very slightly 3. Slightly 2. A little bit 1. A lot
7. Impact operation had to social life 5. Major improvement 4. Improved 3. No change 2. Worse now 1. A lot worse now
8. Pre-operative self-esteem Score: 1–10
9. Post-operative self-esteem Score: 1–10
10. Pain during hospital stay 5. None 4. Very mild 3. Mild 2. Moderate 2. Severe 1. Very severe
11. Pain interfering with day-to-day activity now (5 months post-operatively) 5. Not at all 4. Very slightly 3. Slightly 2. A little bit 1. A lot
12. Pain now (5 months post-operative) 5. No 4. Occasionally 3. Mild - no pain-killers 2. Mild - pain-killers 1. A lot
13. Conscious about the metallic bar 5. Not at all 4. Slightly 3. Moderately 2. Quite a bit 1. Extremely
14. Overall satisfaction with the final result 5. Extremely satisfied 4. Very satisfied 3. Satisfied 2. Dissatisfied 1. Very dissatisfied
15. Chest looks different 5. Major improvement 4. Improved 3. No change 2. Worse now 1. A lot worse now
16. Going back, would you have the operation again 10. Yes 5. Un-sure 0. No
  1. The original version of Single Step Questionnaire, 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