Discussion Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic inflammatory disease in which most of the patients suffer from involvement of the hands 1. Traditionally, hand assessment in RA patients includes measures of impairment such as pain, stiffness, swelling, range of motion, and deformities. Although these measures of impairment provide information about the clinical status of patient and may give some opinion about hand function, they may not exactly demonstrate the amount of difficulty that the patients have in daily life. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of hand function should include tasks simulating everyday functional activities It was designed for individuals with RA to evaluate the outcome of hand training programs 6. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between the GAT and disease activity, and hand-specific self-report questionnaires in patients with RA, and found acceptable degrees of correlation.

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Rheumatol Int Mar 16;28 5: Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc ;49 4: The DHI is a self-report questionnaire which was developed about 15 years ago to evaluate the capacity to carry out manual functional activities with no assistance or aids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis [1]. J Rehabil Res Dev ;52 6: Sixty-five patients older than 16 years who underwent surgical intervention after flexor tendon injuries were enrolled. Intrarater and interrater reliability were examined.

Hand bone densitometry in rheumatoid arthritis, a five year longitudinal study: Forty-four type 2 diabetic patients and 60 age and sex matched controls were included in the study.

To explore the effect of acupuncture on common extensor tendon CET thickness in patients with lateral epicondylitis LE. To investigate whether hand bone mineral content Dufuoz measurement dhruoz an outcome measure for RA and whether the early changes in hand BMC durjoz functional disability. Arthritis Rheum Oct;51 5: We aimed to find out the effects of androgen deprivation therapy with LH-RH agonist on the hand function, quality of life, and mood of the patients with prostate cancer.

Demographic, clinical and functional characteristics of patients were evaluated. Development and validation of a rheumatoid hand functional disability scale that assesses functional handicap. Following the data collection, retest of DHI was administered telephonically within a 2-week period. Several studies have shown that ultrasound US -guided injections demonstrate greater precision and effectiveness when compared to blind techniques.

Reliability and validity of the Duruoz Hand Index in persons with systemic sclerosis scleroderma. At the final visit, patients completed the SF and Duruoz hand function questionnaires. Epub Jun 7. Assessment of hand function in SSc is generally an overlooked entity with respect to RA. The aim of our study was to describe a simple and reliable procedure of US-guided intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid solution in patients with TMO.

Epub May To compare extracorporeal shockwave therapy ESWT with hyaluronic acid HA dyruoz injections in terms of pain relief, improvement in hand function, and strength in durioz with first carpometacarpal Hznd joint osteoarthritis.

The effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome: We enrolled 31 patients with SSc, randomly allocated to the occupational group 15 patients or to the control group 16 patients. Hand joints are the main target in rheumatoid arthritis RA and hand involvement in terms of thickening of the skin and contractures are also well known in systemic sclerosis SSc.

All patients used night wrist splint. We aimed to examine the use of DHI for its accuracy and ease in assessing these patients. To evaluate the functional, clinical, radiological and quality of life outcomes of a 4-week dynamic exercise programme DEP in RA. Hand function assessment in patients receiving haemodialysis. Finding a clinical assessment scale — Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A consecutive sample of stroke patients was evaluated on 3 occasions: The psychometric properties of this scale have been evaluated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis [1, 3], scleroderma [2], stroke [4], trauma [7], diabetes [5] and patients on haemodialysis [8].

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Zolok Finding a clinical assessment scale — Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation We aimed to find out the effects of androgen deprivation therapy with LH-RH agonist on the hand function, quality of life, and mood of the patients with prostate cancer. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Sep 7. Forty-one patients were randomly assigned to acupuncture and control groups. Diruoz patients with a positive Tinel or Phalen sign were recruited. Forty patients with scleroderma and no other major medical hhand completed the DHI at 2 points in time to assess test-retest reliability.


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