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Table 1 Summary of studies assessing the psychometric properties of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ)

From: A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire

Studies psychometric properties assessed Methods
  Face/Content validity Construct validity Responsiveness Reliability Acceptability Interpretability Population Design* Observational (O) RCT Study Power No. of Patients included in the analyses
Amadio et al, 1996 . .   33–80 years, 72% women P O Yes n = 22
Atroshi et al, 1998 .   21–88 years 66% women P O No Responsiveness/Construct validity n = 102
Test-retest n = 22
Bessette et al, 1998 . . > 18 years, 84% women P/C O No n = 196
Gay et al, 2003 . .   31–81 years, 55% women P O Yes n = 40
Greenslade et al, 2004 . .   > 49 years, 72% women P/C O No Acceptability = 88
Responsiveness n = 57
Test-retest n = 31
Katz et al, 1994 . . .
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.   > 18 years, 70% women P RCT Yes n = 43
Katz et al, 1996 . .   18–55 years, 70% women P O No n = 268§
Levine et al, 1993   19–88 years, 75% women P/R/C O No Construct validity n = 43
Responsiveness n = 39
Test-retest n = 31
Mondelli et al, 2002 . .   20–90 years, 81% women P O No n = 219
Rosales et al, 2002      34–63 years 86% women P O No N = 42
  1. Legend:
  2. * P = Prospective, R=Retrospective (R), C = Cross-sectional
  3. § Workers compensation recipients n = 113, non-recipients n = 155