The six-item CTS symptoms scale and palmar pain scale in carpal tunnel syndrome.

@article{Atroshi2011TheSC,
  title={The six-item CTS symptoms scale and palmar pain scale in carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Isam Atroshi and Per-Erik Lyr{\'e}n and Ewald Ornstein and Christina Gummesson},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={788-94}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate measurement properties of 2 brief outcome measures for carpal tunnel syndrome: the 6-item carpal tunnel symptoms scale (CTS-6) and the 2-item palmar pain scale (measuring severity of pain in the scar/palm and pain-related activity limitation). Our hypothesis was that the CTS-6 is responsive to change in symptoms after surgical treatment and the pain scale is a valid measure of surgery-related pain. METHODS This study followed 447 consecutive patients with carpal tunnel… CONTINUE READING