Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Purpose: STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, multiple-group observational design.
Objective: To determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) outcome measure, for post-surgical phalanx fracture diagnosis, using a triangulation of distribution-and-anchor-based approaches.
Background: The MCID for the QuickDASH has been established using a pool of multiple conditions, and specifically for the shoulder, and other diagnoses in the elbow and wrist, but not for post-surgical finger fracture. Understanding specific threshold change values for post-surgical finger fracture can enhance the clinical decision-making process.
Smith-Forbes, E., Howell, Dana M., Pitts, G., Willoughby, J., & Uhl, T. (Oct. 13, 2017). "Minimal clinical important difference of the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (Quickdash) for post-surgical finger phalanx fractures." Presentation, American Society of Hand Therapy Conference, Anaheim, California." Presentation, American Society of Hand Therapy Conference, Anaheim, California
2017 American Society of Hand Therapists 40th Annual Meeting