Table 4

Summary of MIDs for improvement for interested instruments according to the credibility

Instrument/domain (score range)No of estimatesMedian estimateMinimum estimateMaximum estimate
High credibility
Absolute MIDs
 Constant score (0–100)*108.3316.6
 SST (0–12)21.81.52.1
 Pain VAS (overall) (0–10)21.51.41.6
 Pain VAS (activity) (transfer to 0–10)12.1
 Pain VAS (at rest) (transfer to 0–10)13.0
 DASH (0–100)610.24.425.4
 OSS: (0–48)†85.34.014.7
 SF-12 (0–100)1
1
Physical:1
Mental: 4
Relative MIDs (relative to baseline)
 Constant score (0–100)115%
 OSS (0–48)111%
Low credibility
Absolute MIDs
 Constant score (0–100)919.00.336.0
 SST (0–100)62.11.42.9
 Pain VAS (overall) (0–10)51.40.52.7
 DASH (0–100)112.4
 PNRS (0–10)53.41.16.3
 Quick DASH (0–100)113.4
 Neer score (0–100)32.01.53.7
 EQ-5D-3L (−0.59 to 1)2;
2
Raw index: 0.07;
VAS: 7.18
0.02;
6.86
0.11
7.50
 SF-12 (0–100)2;
2
Physical: 2.2
Mental: 0.9
2.0;
0.9
2.4;
1.0
Relative MIDs (relative to baseline)
 Constant score (0–100)122%
 Quick DASH (0–100)18%
  • *The range of the Constant score is 2–100 in van de Water et al. 49

  • †The range of the OSS is 12–60 in Christie et al. 36

  • DASH, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand; EQ-5D-3L, Euro-Quality of life 5-dimension 3-level index; MID, minimal important difference; NR, not reported; OSS, Oxford Shoulder Score; PNRS, Pain Numerical Rating Scale; SF-12, Short Form Health Survey 12; SST, simple shoulder test; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale.