Shoulder Assessment, also known as the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Score (QuickDASH)
This is a widely used questionnaire by health care professionals to objectify upper extremity disability with common daily tasks. Though most individuals participating with the Desire Wellness program may not score high, the general population may have disorders that would warrant scoring on this model. Scoring is measured anywhere from 0-100%. The lower the score, the lower the dysfunction. The higher the score, the higher the dysfunction. Optimally, you would like to be at or working towards 0%. This is a great tool to use with someone that has a problem with either one or both sides. It is a great tool to use over time, such as measuring progress during participation with the Desire Wellness program.
Please do not focus so much on your first score, most important is that your score trends positively in your favor. Please note, you may never attain a perfect score, this is normal as we age, yet most important is that you are able to maximize function and minimize your regions’ disability.