Stenosing flexor tenosynovitis: Validity of standard assessment tools of daily functioning and quality of life

Danit Langer*, Shai Luria, Asnat Bar-Haim Erez, Michael Michailevich, Neta Rogev, Adina Maeir

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Abstract

Study design Cross-sectional. Introduction Stenosing flexor tenosynovitis (SFT) is a common hand disease, yet there is a lack of valid standard assessments for this population. Purpose of the study Validation of assessment for the evaluation of disability and quality of life related to SFT clinical severity. Methods Sixty five participants with SFT were matched to 71 controls. Participant's symptoms were graded using the Quinnell classification. Disability and quality of life were evaluated using the DASH and WHOQOL-BREF questionnaires. Results Small to moderate correlations were found between SFT grade and the DASH and WHOQOL-BREF. Both questionnaires differentiated between the first and third clinical grades and between SFT and healthy groups. Discussion Both questionnaires are useful tools to distinguish between participants with SFT and controls and between mild and severe clinical grades. Conclusion The DASH and WHOQOL-BREF may be implemented in the clinical management and research of SFT.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Therapy
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Disability
  • Quality of life
  • Trigger finger

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