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Table 2 Doloplus 2 score distribution and reliability (n = 77)

From: Validation of Doloplus-2 among nonverbal nursing home patients - an evaluation of Doloplus-2 in a clinical setting

  Mean ± SD Range Not scored n Lowest score % Highest score % Chronbach's alpha Alpha if subscale is deleted
Somatic reactions 0 indicates absence of behaviour and 15 indicates highest expression of the behaviour 3.5 ± 2.7 0 - 15 8 16.9 0 0.60  
Somatic complaints 1.4 ± 1.0       0.47
Protective body postures adopted at rest 0.5 ± 0.9       0.53
Protection of sore areas 0.5 ± 0.7       0.56
Expression 0.7 ± 0.9       0.60
Sleep pattern 0.5 ± 0.9       0.56
Psychomotor reactions 0 indicates absence of behaviour and 6 indicates highest expression of the behaviour 1.6 ± 1.3 0 - 6 5 24.7 1.3 0.80  
Washing &/or dressing 0.9 ± 0.7       0.67
Mobility 0.7 ± 0.8       0.67
Psychosocial reactions 0 indicates absence of behaviour and 9 indicates highest expression of the behaviour 2.0 ± 2.4 0 - 9 6 40.3 0 0.78  
Washing &/or dressing 0.7 ± 1.1       0.72
Mobility 0.9 ± 1.1       0.69
Washing &/or dressing 0.5 ± 0.8       0.72
Total scale 0 indicates absence of behaviour and 30 indicates highest expression of the behaviour 6.9 ± 4.4 0 - 30 0 6.5 0 0.71