Hand function, experienced pain, and disability after distal radius fracture.
2015 (English)In: The American journal of occupational therapy, ISSN 0272-9490, Vol. 69, no 1, 6901290030Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: We sought to explore differences in range of motion (ROM), grip strength, and self-reported pain and disability over time after plate-fixation surgery for distal radius fracture.less thanbr /greater thanMethod: We used a prospective repeated-measures research design with four measure points for a study sample of 101 patients. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Questionnaire; the Global Assessment Scale; and the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure were used to assess ROM, grip strength, and pain level.less thanbr /greater thanResults: ROM and grip strength improved over time. Pain improved until 6 mo after surgery but greatly deteriorated from 6 to 24 mo. Concurrently, overall discomfort (global index) from the wrist extensively improved from 12 to 24 mo. DASH score decreased 20.1 points from 6 wk to 6 mo and remained stable until 24 mo.less thanbr /greater thanConclusion: Even when ROM and grip strength were almost fully regained at 12 mo, pain at rest and during activity was still an issue at 24 mo.less thanbr /greater than (Copyright © 2015 by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.)
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American Occupational Therapy Association , 2015. Vol. 69, no 1, 6901290030
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-135748DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2015.013102PubMedID: 25553752OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-135748DiVA: diva2:1083012