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Table 1 Participant characteristics in the study (n=15)

From: Consequences and adaptation in daily life – patients’ experiences three decades after a nerve injury sustained in adolescence

Age at nerve injury 16 (13–20)
Gender: male/female (n) 12/3
Years of follow-up 31 (23–40)
Dominant hand (n), yes/no 9/6
Mechanism of injury (n)  
Cut by glass (window or bottle) 13
Cut by porcelain 1
Crush injury 1
Injured nerve (n)  
Median nerve 9
Ulnar nerve 1
Both nerves 5
Rosen score (0–3) 2.1 (0.4-2.5)
25/ 75 percentile 1.7/ 2.3
DASH (0–100) 8 (0–61)
CISS (4–100) 41 (10–74)
Impact on profession yes/no (n) 7/8
VAS education (0–100) 76 (0–98)
VAS leisure (0–100) 52 (1–98)
SOC (13–91) 68 (52–89)
  1. Values are medians (min-max if not specified as number (n) or percentile).
  2. The participants are a heterogeneous group of patients from a previous study [14]. The total Rosen score is the sum of three different domains; sensory, motor and pain/ discomfort [27]. The maximum score is 3, which indicates a normal sensory and motor function without pain or discomfort. The cut-off for a pathological CISS score is 50 [17] and four participants had a pathological score. The impact on education and leisure activities was estimated with the use of VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) where 0 means no symptoms or problems and 100 indicate worst possible outcomes. We used the condensed 13-item version of the Sense of Coherence scale [19].