Title

A retrospective cohort study of QuickDASH scores for common acute trauma conditions presenting for hand therapy

Date of this Version

2016

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

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Southam, M., Driessens, S., Burton, C., Pope, R., Thurnwald, P. (2016). A retrospective cohort study of QuickDASH scores for common acute trauma conditions presenting for hand therapy. Journal of Hand Therapy. 1-7.

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© Copyright, 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of Hanley & Belfus, an imprint of Elsevier Inc.

ISSN

0894-1130

Abstract

Study Design:

Retrospective cohort study.

Introduction:

The QuickDASH outcome measure is a valid and reliable measurement tool for assessing disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand.

Purpose of Study:

There is limited literature providing typical QuickDASH scores for upper limb conditions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the QuickDASH scores typically observed in specific upper limb pathologies.

Methods:

This study examined QuickDASH scores for acute trauma conditions presenting for hand therapy. A sample of 481 patient cases were identified, across five upper limb conditions involving a flexor or extensor tendon injury or repair, distal radius fracture, metacarpal fracture, or complex trauma.

Results:

Typical scores were determined at initial and final therapy sessions for these upper limb conditions.

Conclusion:

The summary data from different diagnostic subgroups provides comparison data for clinicians to use when making comparisons, or setting goals.

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