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Outcome measures and their measurement properties for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review

Marks, M., Schoones, J. W., Kolling, C., Herren, D. B., Goldhahn, J., and Vlieland, T. P. M. V.
The objective was to identify all outcome measures used in studies on trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (TMC OA) and evaluate their measurement properties. In a two-step systematic literature review, we first identified studies including TMC OA patients and extracted all outcome measures. They were categorized according to the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) core set for OA including five dimensions: pain, physical function, global assessment, imaging, and quality of life (QoL). Secondly, we retrieved articles on the measurement properties of the identified outcome measures for TMC OA patients. First, 316 articles including 101 different outcome measures were identified, addressing the OMERACT pain and function domains most frequently but under-representing QoL. Second, 12 articles investigating measurement properties of 12 outcome measures were identified. The methodological quality of these studies was poor to fair, implying that based on the literature no recommendations to use any of the outcome measures can yet be made.
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Journal of Hand Surgery-European Volume
Publication year:
Biological and physiological variables:
Biological and physiological variables
Symptom status:
Physical state
Functional status:
Physical functioning
General health perceptions / HRQoL:
Health-related quality of life
Adults (18-65)
Seniors (65+)
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
4 - Performance-based tests
6 - Clinical rating scales
7 - Observations
8 - Imaging tests
6PBRT - 6-min Pegboard and Ring Test
ADL items
AIMS2 - Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2   
Alnot Classification
AUSCAN - Australian/Canadian Hand Osteoarthritis Index
Buck Gramko scale
CES-D - Centre for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale   
CMC grind test - Carpometacarpal grind test
Cochin Scale
Colville questionnaire
CR - Conventional Radiography
DASH - Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand   
Dreiser Index
Eaton Classification
FIHOA - Functional Index of Hand Osteoarthritis
Green Test
Grooved Pegboard Test
HAQ-DI - Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index   
HFI/KFT - HFI/KFT = Hand Functional Index of the Keitel Functional Test
JTHFT - Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test [alias: JTT]   
Likert Scale
MHQ - Michigan Hand outcomes Questionnaire   
MPQ - McGill Pain Questionnaire    
Nelson Score
OARSI - Osteoarthritis Research Society International scoring atlas
OMERACT-OARSI response index
PASS - Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale   
PCS - Pain Catastrophizing Scale   
PEM - Patient Evaluation Measure
Pinch strenght
PPBT - Purdue Pegboard Test
PRWE - Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation [alias: PRWHE - Patient Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation]   
Quick DASH - Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand   
ROM - Range of Motion/Movement
SDQ - Sleep Disturbance Questionnaire
SF-12 - 12-item Short Form Health Survey [alias: RAND-12]
SF-36 - 36-item Short Form Health Survey [alias: RAND-36][alias: Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) SF-36]]    |  | also see:
SHT - Sollerman Hand Function Test
SODA - Sequential Occupational Dexterity Assessment   
VAS - Visual Analogue Scale   
WOMAC - Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (Also I-WOMAC - Individualized WOMAC)