Table 2

Content and timing of diary entries (* included in)

Content

Morning diary

Midday diary

Evening diary

Example of questions (Q), statements (S) and answers (A).


Pain

x*

x

x

S: Right now my pain level is...

A: Scale from 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst imaginable pain).

Activity planning

x

x

x

S: In the next couple of hours, I plan to...

A: List of activities to choose from (including exercise, relaxing and stretching).

Activity evaluation

x

x

Q: How satisfied am I with my level of activity since the last entry?

A: Five-point Likert scale from "very satisfied" to "very dissatisfied".

Cognitions

x

S: Right now I worry about my pain getting worse.

A: Five-point Likert scale from "agree totally" to "disagree totally".

Emotions

x

x

S: Right now I am grateful...

A: Five-point Likert scale from "agree totally" to "disagree totally".

Sleep

x

S: I have slept for...

A: Less than 2 hours, 2-4 hours, 4-6 hours, 6-8 hours, 8-10 hours, more than 10 hours.

Evaluation of feedback

x

S: The feedback has helped me to stay active.

A: Yes, No, Unsure.

Open space for comments

x

x

x


Total number of questions

19

32

24


Kristjánsdóttir et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:51   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-51

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