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Table 2 Responses to the CISS questionnaire at 1 year and 8 years follow-up in patients with traumatic hand injury or HAVS

From: Self-reported cold sensitivity in patients with traumatic hand injuries or hand-arm vibration syndrome - an eight year follow up

CISS questionnaire1 Score Traumatic hand injury HAVS
   n 1 year2 8 year2 p-value3 n 1 year2 8 year2 p-value3
Total CISS score 4-100 60 45 (4–85) 36 (4–82) 0.001 22 60 (23–94) 60 (19–96) 0.50
2. How often do you experience these symptoms?   60 8 (2–10) 6 (2–10) 0.06 22 8 (2–10) 8 (2–10) 1.0
- Continuously/all the time 10         
- Several times a day 8         
- Once a day 6         
- Once a week 4         
- Once a month or less 2         
3. When you develop cold-induced symptoms, on your return to a warm environment are the symptoms relieved   60 6 (2–10) 6 (2–10) 0.31 22 6 (2–10) 6 (2–10) 1.0
- Within a few minutes 2         
- Within 30 minutes 6         
- After more than 30 minutes 10         
4. What do you do to ease or prevent your symptoms occurring?   62 4 (0–10) 4 (0–10) 0.71 22 5 (0–10) 4 (2–10) 0.67
- Take no special action 0         
- Keep hand in pocket 2         
- Wear gloves in cold weather 4         
- Wear gloves all the time 6         
- Avoid cold weather/stay indoors 8         
- Other 10         
5. How much does cold bother your injured hand in the following situations?          
- Holding a glass of ice water 0–10 62 3 (0–10) 2 (0–10) 0.008 22 5 (0–10) 5 (0–10) 0.74
- Holding a frozen package from the freezer 0–10 60 5 (0–10) 3 (0–10) 0.004 22 7 (0–10) 7 (1–10) 0.48
- Washing in cold water 0–10 62 4 (0–10) 2 (0–10) 0.02 22 7 (0–10) 6 (1–10) 0.24
- When you get out of a hot bath/shower with the air at room temperature 0–10 62 0 (0–8) 0 (0–8) 0.005 22 3 (0–10) 2 (0–10) 0.31
- During cold wintry weather 0–10 62 7 (0–10) 5 (0–10) 0.06 22 8 (4–10) 8 (2–10) 0.18
6. Please state how each of the following activities have been affected as a consequence of cold-induced symptoms in your injured hand and score each.          
- Domestic chores 0–4 62 1 (0–4) 0 (0–4) 0.044 22 2 (0–3) 2 (0–4) 0.72
- Hobbies and interests 0–4 62 2 (0–4) 1 (0–4) 0.16 24 3 (0–4) 2 (0–4) 0.63
- Dressing and undressing 0–4 62 0 (0–4) 1 (0–4) 0.17 22 1 (0–4) 1 (0–4) 0.79
- Tying your shoe laces 0–4 62 1 (0–4) 1 (0–4) 0.06 22 2 (0–4) 1 (0–4) 0.22
- Your job 0–4 62 2 (0–4) 2 (0–4) 0.04 22 3 (0–4) 2 (0–4) 0.37
  1. 1Question no 1 is not included in the total CISS score. See Table 3 for details.
  2. 2Median values (range).
  3. 3Wilcoxon’s signed rank test. Bold = statistical significance.