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Table 3 Perceived symptoms on cold exposure at 1 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

Perceived symptoms on cold exposure1 Score Traumatic hand injury HAVS
   n 1 year2 8 years2 p-value3 n 1 year2 8 years2 p-value3
Pain 0-10 54 3 (0–6) 3 (0–5) 0.46 18 6 (3–8) 6 (2–7) 0.25
Numbness 0-10 51 4 (1–6) 3 (0–6) 0.07 18 6 (4–8) 7 (5–8) 0.87
Stiffness 0-10 53 5 (2–7) 4 (1–6) 0.001 22 7 (4–8) 6 (4–8) 0.53
Weakness 0-10 52 5 (1–7) 3 (1–6) 0.004 19 7 (4–8) 5 (4–7) 0.04
Aching 0-10 57 3 (0–7) 2 (0–5) 0.12 19 6 (4–8) 7 (4–8) 0.85
Swelling 0-10 58 0 (0–2) 0 (0–1) 0.18 21 0 (0–4) 2 (0–5) 0.11
Skin colour change 0-10 53 3 (0–7) 2 (0–5) 0.001 17 6 (4–8) 5 (3–8) 0.14
  1. 1Question no 1 in the CISS questionnaire: “Which of the following symptoms of cold intolerance do you experience in your injured limb on exposure to cold?” (0 = no symptoms/trouble at all and 10 = the most severe symptoms/trouble you can possibly imagine).
  2. 2Median values (q1–q3).
  3. 3Wilcoxon’s signed rank test. Bold = statistical significance.