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Table 3 Primary and secondary outcomes

From: Exercise programme with telephone follow-up for people with hand osteoarthritis – protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Primary outcome measures: Measurement scale Time*
Hand activity performance (The Functional Index for Hand OsteoArthritis, FIHOA [36]) # 0-30 0, 3, 6
Patient-generated disability (Patient-Specific Function Scale, PSFS [37]) # 0-10 0, 3, 6
Secondary outcome measures:   
Hand pain # Numeric rating scale (NRS): 0-10 0, 3, 6
Hand stiffness # Numeric rating scale (NRS): 0-10 0, 3, 6
Patient Global Assessment of disease activity # NRS: 0-10 0, 3, 6
Patient Global Assessment of disease activity affecting activities of daily living # NRS: 0-10 0, 3, 6
Patient Global Assessment of change in disease activity over past three months # 7-point scale 3, 6
Patient Global assessment of change in management of activities of daily living # 5 point scale 3, 6
Grip strength (JAMAR dynamometer) Kilogramme (mean of three repetitions) 0, 3, 6
Hand dexterity (Moberg Pick-up Test [38]) Seconds (right hand, left hand) 0, 3, 6
Thumb web space (Grip Size instrument) Cylinder size: 1–12 cm 0, 3, 6
Health-related quality of life (15D [39]) 0-1 scale 0, 3, 6
  1. *0 = baseline, 3 = 3 months, 6 = 6 months.
  2. # Items included in the telephone interview when attendance is impossible.