Table 1

The factors that improved, aggravated; or had no effect on torticollis and the percentage of patients reporting each effect

Factor %Worse % Unchanged % Better
Exacerbating factors:
 Stress85.114.90.0
 Self consciousness84.812.13.0
 Walking74.618.37.0
 Fatigue74.221.24.5
 Carrying objects73.122.44.5
 Writing68.726.94.2
 Running61.519.219.2
 Social situations58.631.010.3
 Emotion55.641.33.2
 Time of day:
  Afternoon50.837.711.5
  Evening53.134.412.5
  Cold53.145.31.6
Ameliorating factors:
 Lying on back21.025.853.2
 Relaxation23.529.447.1
 Sleep25.428.845.8
 Lying on side16.138.745.2
 Geste antagoniste 0.053.047.0
Factors with no effect:
 Menstrual cycle
  Menstrual2568.76.3
  Intermenstrual18.868.712.5
  Premenstrual37.562.50
 Heat19.055.625.4
 Alcohol29.452.917.6
 Distraction16.444.339.3
 Time of day
  On awakening31.736.531.5