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Symptoms, disability, and quality of life in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

Atroshi, Isam LU ; Gummesson, Christina LU ; Johnsson, Ragnar LU and Sprinchorn, A (1999) In Journal of Hand Surgery 24(2). p.398-404
Abstract
We used validated outcome instruments to measure symptoms, disability, and health-related quality of life in 58 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The patients completed the CTS instrument before and 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after surgery and the Short Form-36 (SF-36) before and 3 months after surgery. The size of clinical change detected by each outcome measure was estimated by the standardized response mean (mean change/ standard deviation of the change). Large improvement was observed for the CTS symptom scale (mean standardized response, 1.4-1.9) and function scale (0.8-1.1). Improvement in SF-36 scales was large for pain (1.0) and moderate for physical role, mental health, and the physical component summary (0.5-0.6).... (More)
We used validated outcome instruments to measure symptoms, disability, and health-related quality of life in 58 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The patients completed the CTS instrument before and 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after surgery and the Short Form-36 (SF-36) before and 3 months after surgery. The size of clinical change detected by each outcome measure was estimated by the standardized response mean (mean change/ standard deviation of the change). Large improvement was observed for the CTS symptom scale (mean standardized response, 1.4-1.9) and function scale (0.8-1.1). Improvement in SF-36 scales was large for pain (1.0) and moderate for physical role, mental health, and the physical component summary (0.5-0.6). Compared with the general population SF-36 norms (n = 2,181), CTS patients had significantly worse scores for physical functioning, physical role, pain, vitality, and the physical component summary before surgery. After surgery, SF-36 scores had normalized except for physical role and the physical component summary. (Less)
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Measurement scale, Evaluation, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Quality of life, Symptomatology, Prognosis, Preoperative, Postoperative, Disability, Methodology, Human, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Journal of Hand Surgery
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  abstract     = {We used validated outcome instruments to measure symptoms, disability, and health-related quality of life in 58 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The patients completed the CTS instrument before and 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after surgery and the Short Form-36 (SF-36) before and 3 months after surgery. The size of clinical change detected by each outcome measure was estimated by the standardized response mean (mean change/ standard deviation of the change). Large improvement was observed for the CTS symptom scale (mean standardized response, 1.4-1.9) and function scale (0.8-1.1). Improvement in SF-36 scales was large for pain (1.0) and moderate for physical role, mental health, and the physical component summary (0.5-0.6). Compared with the general population SF-36 norms (n = 2,181), CTS patients had significantly worse scores for physical functioning, physical role, pain, vitality, and the physical component summary before surgery. After surgery, SF-36 scores had normalized except for physical role and the physical component summary.},
  author       = {Atroshi, Isam and Gummesson, Christina and Johnsson, Ragnar and Sprinchorn, A},
  issn         = {1531-6564},
  keyword      = {Measurement scale,Evaluation,Carpal tunnel syndrome,Quality of life,Symptomatology,Prognosis,Preoperative,Postoperative,Disability,Methodology,Human,Compression,Nervous system diseases,Peripheral nerve disease,Diseases of the osteoarticular system},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {398--404},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Hand Surgery},
  title        = {Symptoms, disability, and quality of life in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {1999},
}