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Table 2 Performance of hand function, symptoms and activities, at baseline and at 3, 6 and 12 month follow-up

From: Measures and time points relevant for post-surgical follow-up in patients with inflammatory arthritis: a pilot study

  Baseline
Median (range)
(n = 31)
3-month follow-up
Median (range)
(n = 28)
6-month follow-up
Median (range)
(n = 31)
12-month follow-upMedian (range)(n = 27)
Body function     
Grippit (N)
(average value over 10 s)
57 (2–254) 54 (0 – 317) 70 (0 – 319)** 88 (8 – 354)***
VAS general pain (0–100) 50 (4–100) 14 (0 – 65)*** 9 (0 – 75)*** 20 (0 – 90)*
SOFI 3 (0–7) 3 (0–5) 3 (0 – 6)* 3 (0 – 6)
GAT 31 (13–183) 22 (9.2 – 148.6)* 22 (9.2 – 159.8)*** 23.8 (13.6 – 147.2)**
DASH, symptoms (0 – 100) 50 (25 – 83.3) 30.6 (11.1 – 66.7)*** 36.1 (0 – 77.8)*** 27.8 (0 – 61.1)***
Activity and participation     
DASH, activities (0 – 100) 51.2 (11.9 – 83.3) 42.9 (11.9 – 82.1)** 42.3 (3.6 – 82.1) 44 (4.8 – 78.6)**
COPM (0 – 10)     
Performance of activities 3.8 (1 – 7.3) 5.8 (1 – 9.4)** 6 (2 – 10)*** 5.7 (1 – 9.2)***
Satisfaction with
performance
2 (1 – 6.7) 5.3 (1 – 9.8)*** 5.5 (1.3 – 10)*** 5 (1 – 10)***
  1. * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01, *** = p < 0.001
  2. Bold figures represent significant differences between baseline and the different follow-up points