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The responsiveness of self-report and therapist rated upper limb functional outcome measures in early rheumatoid arthritis

Adams, J, Mullee, M, Burridge, J, Hammond , A and Cooper, C 2010, 'The responsiveness of self-report and therapist rated upper limb functional outcome measures in early rheumatoid arthritis' , Arthritis Care and Research, 62 (2) , pp. 274-278.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To provide a responsiveness analysis of the self-report and therapist-rated upper extremity functional outcome measures used in a rehabilitation trial. METHODS: A variety of commonly used therapist-assessed and self-report structural impairment and functional outcome measures were compared for the ability to detect and measure change in wrist and hand status in an early rheumatoid arthritis population over 12 months. Responsiveness was measured using the standardized response mean (SRM) and effect size (ES). RESULTS: The most responsive measures were the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (SRM 0.49 [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 0.27, 0.72], ES = 0.37 [95% CI 0.21, 0.54]), dominant metacarpophalangeal joint ulnar deviation (SRM 0.46 [95% CI 0.27, 0.65], ES = 0.58 [95% CI 0.34, 0.82]), and mean power handgrip test (SRM 0.45 [95% CI 0.26, 0.64], ES = 0.32 [95% CI 0.18, 0.45]) The least responsive measure was the Health Assessment Questionnaire (SRM -0.12 [95% CI -0.31, 0.08], ES = -0.08 [95% CI -0.21, 0.05]). CONCLUSION: Over 12 months, there was substantial variation in wrist and hand outcome measures to detect change over time in an early RA population. Careful consideration is required to choose the most appropriate measure that can detect change.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Arthritis Care and Research
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0893-7524
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2010 15:09
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:18
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9328

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