Wheelchair User’s Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI)
What it measures:
The WUSPI is a self-report measure of shoulder pain experienced during functional activities. It is comprised of 15 questions, each scored using the 10-point, ordinal visual analog scale (VAS) anchored at 0 indicating no pain and 10 indicating the worst pain. The maximum score is 150, with higher scores reflecting worse pain. If the patient does not perform an activity, there is the option to choose "not performed." The test is designed for individuals who use manual wheelchairs.
This summary contains information on the use of this test with adult patients/clients who use manual wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility. This summary focused on long-term wheelchair users, primarily those with spinal cord injuries.
SCI EDGE recommends use of this tool for patients with spinal cord injuries greater than 6 months and patients classified as A–B and C–D on the Association Impairment Scale. SCI EDGE states that the WUSPI is an appropriate tool for use in intervention studies.
See http://www.neuropt.org/docs/sci-edge-/sci-edge-complete-recommendations.pdf (pages 183–185).
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