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Table 3 Carpal tunnel syndrome related variables by severity of CTS

From: Predictors of the patient-centered outcomes of surgical carpal tunnel release – a prospective cohort study

  Total:
n (%)*
Normal/mild:
n (%)*
Moderate:
n (%)*
Severe:
n (%)*
P valuea
  N = 71 N = 15 N = 28 N = 25  
Affected hand      0.22
 Left hand 8 (11.3) 1 (6.7) 5 (17.9) 2 (8)  
 Right hand 14 (19.7) 6 (40) 4 (14.3) 4 (16)  
 Both hands 49 (69) 8 (53.3) 19 (67.9) 19 (76)  
Dominant hand affected      0.42
 Yes 63 (88.7) 14 (93.3) 23 (82.1) 23 (92)  
 No 8 (11.3) 1 (6.7) 5 (17.9) 2 (8)  
Family history of CTS      0.13
 No relative is affected 40 (58) 7 (46.7) 14 (51.9) 18 (75)  
 One or more relatives are affected 29 (42) 8 (53.3) 13 (48.1) 6 (25)  
Thumb opposition      0.18
 Yes 33 (51.6) 10 (66.7) 14 (56) 9 (37.5)  
 No 31 (48.4) 5 (33.3) 11 (44) 15 (62.5)  
Presence of muscular atrophy in thenar area      0.48
 Yes 25 (35.7) 4 (26.7) 9 (36) 11 (45.8)  
 No 40 (57.1) 11 (73.3) 16 (64) 13 (54.2)  
Sick leaveb
 Median (interquartile range) 35 days (28–42) 35 days (29.5–47) 35 days (28–42) 31.5 days (21–35) 0.29
  1. *Differences to total N due to missing values
  2. aChi-squared test for categorical variables and Kruskal-Wallis test for continuous variables
  3. b25 of 71 cases had no data on sick leave because the patients were currently unemployed