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Table 4 Evaluation of periodic QuickDASH score calculations and differences according to the splint method

From: Comparison of functional metacarpal splint and ulnar gutter splint in the treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures: a prospective comparative study

  UGS (n = 18) FMS (n = 22) a P
QuickDASH scores
 2nd month Min-Max (Median) 0–36.3 (7.9) 0–34.1 (3.4) 0.760
Mean ± SD 9.77 ± 11.16 7.22 ± 9.43
 6th month Min-Max (Median) 0–40.9 (1.7) 0–15.9 (0) 0.179
Mean ± SD 4.36 ± 9.53 2.01 ± 4.14
  c p 0.075 0.003**  
Differences
 2nd – 6th month Mean ± SD (Median) −5.41 ± 13.13 (− 1.7) − 5.21 ± 7.43 (− 3.4) 0.846
  1. QuickDASH The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) score, UGS Ulnar gutter splint, (FMS) Functional metacarpal splint, Min Minimum, Max Maximum, SD Standard deviation
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. aMann Whitney U Test
  4. cWilcoxon Signed Ranks Test