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The SF-6D health utility index in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Atroshi, I; Gummesson, Christina LU ; McCabe, S J and Ornstein, Ewald LU (2007) In Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume) 32(2). p.198-202
Abstract
Cost effectiveness is an important factor to consider when choosing between various hand surgical interventions. Health utility measures can be used to determine cost effectiveness. The SF-6D is a health utility index derived from 11 items of the SF-36 quality of life questionnaire; values range from 0.296 to 1.0 (“perfect” health). We evaluated the validity of the SF-6D in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) who completed the SF-36 and the CTS symptom severity and functional status questionnaire before and 3 months after carpal tunnel release. Complete responses to the SF-6D items were available for 100 patients at baseline and 95 patients at baseline and follow-up. The mean SF-6D health utility index was 0.69 (SD 0.13) before... (More)
Cost effectiveness is an important factor to consider when choosing between various hand surgical interventions. Health utility measures can be used to determine cost effectiveness. The SF-6D is a health utility index derived from 11 items of the SF-36 quality of life questionnaire; values range from 0.296 to 1.0 (“perfect” health). We evaluated the validity of the SF-6D in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) who completed the SF-36 and the CTS symptom severity and functional status questionnaire before and 3 months after carpal tunnel release. Complete responses to the SF-6D items were available for 100 patients at baseline and 95 patients at baseline and follow-up. The mean SF-6D health utility index was 0.69 (SD 0.13) before surgery and 0.77 (SD 0.13) after surgery (moderate effect size). The SF-6D could discriminate between patient groups differing in self-rated global health and in whether, or not, they had a minimal clinically important improvement in CTS symptom severity after surgery. The SF-6D appears to be a valid measure of health utilities in patients with CTS and can be used in cost effectiveness studies. (Less)
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carpal tunnel syndrome, utility measures, SF-6D, quality of life
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Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume)
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32
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2
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198 - 202
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0266-7681
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10.1016/j.jhsb.2006.11.002
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English
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  abstract     = {Cost effectiveness is an important factor to consider when choosing between various hand surgical interventions. Health utility measures can be used to determine cost effectiveness. The SF-6D is a health utility index derived from 11 items of the SF-36 quality of life questionnaire; values range from 0.296 to 1.0 (“perfect” health). We evaluated the validity of the SF-6D in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) who completed the SF-36 and the CTS symptom severity and functional status questionnaire before and 3 months after carpal tunnel release. Complete responses to the SF-6D items were available for 100 patients at baseline and 95 patients at baseline and follow-up. The mean SF-6D health utility index was 0.69 (SD 0.13) before surgery and 0.77 (SD 0.13) after surgery (moderate effect size). The SF-6D could discriminate between patient groups differing in self-rated global health and in whether, or not, they had a minimal clinically important improvement in CTS symptom severity after surgery. The SF-6D appears to be a valid measure of health utilities in patients with CTS and can be used in cost effectiveness studies.},
  author       = {Atroshi, I and Gummesson, Christina and McCabe, S J and Ornstein, Ewald},
  issn         = {0266-7681},
  keyword      = {carpal tunnel syndrome,utility measures,SF-6D,quality of life},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {198--202},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume)},
  title        = {The SF-6D health utility index in carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsb.2006.11.002},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2007},
}