Table 4

Severity (visual analogue scale) of symptoms or limitation in typical daily life situations in 32 restrained car occupants with acute whiplash syndrome at a six months follow up

Symptom/limitationn%Mean VASRange
VAS, visual analogue scale.
How often does neck pain disturb your sleep? (VAS: 0, never; 10, always)618.81.61.1 to 2.4
How often do you have neck pain at rest? (VAS: 0, never; 10, always)515.61.91.2 to 3.2
How severe is the rest pain then? (VAS: 0 = no pain, 10 = maximum imaginable pain)515.62.20.4 to 4.3
How often do you have pain during activity? (VAS: 0, never; 10, always)39.382.50.9 to 5.5
How severe is the pain during activity then? (VAS: 0, no pain; 10, maximum imaginable pain)515.62.31.1 to 4.3
How often do you take medication for neck pain? (VAS: 0, never; 10, always)412.52.32.1 to 2.4
How well does the medication relieve the pain? (VAS: 0, very well, no more pain; 10, no relief at all)418.81.80.7 to 4.5
How long are you able to sit without symptoms in the neck? (VAS: 0, for hours, without any limitation; 10, not at all)1031.31.80.3 to 3.2
How do neck symptoms limit forward bending of the neck? (VAS: 0, no limitation at all; 10, forward bending impossible)8252.01.1 to 4.7
How do neck symptoms limit your working ability? (VAS: 0, no limitation at all; 10, working impossible)412.52.81.1 to 5.6
How do neck symptoms limit lifting of weights? (VAS: 0, no limitation at all; 10, lifting impossible)515.61.40.3 to 2.3
How do neck symptoms limit housework? (VAS: 0, no limitation at all; 10, housework impossible)721.91.91.0 to 3.2
How long can you stand without neck symptoms? (VAS: 0, for hours, without any limitation; 10, not at all)721.92.01.0 to 2.5
How long can you walk without neck symptoms? (VAS: 0, for hours, without any limitation; 10, not at all)8251.61.1 to 2.5
How long can you run without neck symptoms? (VAS: 0, for hours, without any limitation; 10, not at all)515.62.00.7 to 3.6
How do neck symptoms limit daily life? (VAS: 0, no limitation at all; 10, daily life alone impossible)618.81.90.9 to 3.5
How long can you travel without neck symptoms? (VAS: 0, for hours, without any limitation; 10, not at all)721.91.80.5 to 3.5
How do neck symptoms limit sexual life? (VAS: 0, no limitation at all; 10, impossible because of my neck)515.61.91.2 to 2.6
How do neck symptoms limit carrying? (VAS: 0, no limitation at all; 10, heavy carrying impossible)412.51.80.5 to 4.5