Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI)

Overview

The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a self-administered questionnaire that consists of two dimensions, one for pain and the other for functional activities. The pain dimension consists of five questions regarding the severity of an individual's pain. Functional activities are assessed with eight questions designed to measure the degree of difficulty an individual has with various activities of daily living that require upper-extremity use. The SPADI takes 5 to 10 minutes for a patient to complete and is reliable and valid region-specific measure for the shoulder.

Patient Name

Pain Scale: How severe is your pain?

Select the box of the number that best describes your pain where: 0 = no pain and 10 = the worst pain imaginable.

At its worst?

When lying on the involved side?

Reaching for something on a high shelf?

Touching the back of your neck?

Pushing with the involved arm?

Disability scale: How much difficulty do you have?

Select the box of the number that best describes your pain where: 0 = no pain and 10 = the worst pain imaginable.

Washing your hair?

Washing your back?

Putting on an undershirt or jumper?

Putting on a shirt that buttons down the front?

Putting on your pants?

Placing an object on a high shelf?

Carrying a heavy object of 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms)

Removing something from your back pocket?

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