Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery


Hand surgery outcomes & assessment 

Developing a core outcome set for hand fractures and joint injuries in adults: a systematic review.
Deshmukh SR, Mousoulis C, Marson BA, Grindlay D, Karantana A; Core Outcome Set for Hand Fractures and Joint Injuries in Adults Group.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2021 Jan 24:1753193420983719. doi: 10.1177/1753193420983719. Online ahead of print.

Reporting outcomes and outcome measures in digital replantation: A systematic review.
Moltaji S, Gallo M, Wong C, Murphy J, Gallo L, Waltho D, Copeland A, Karpinski M, Mowakket S, Duku E, Thoma A; McMaster University Plastic Surgery Core Outcome Sets & Measures Adapted to Surgery Working Group.
J Hand Microsurg. 2020 Aug;12(2):85-94. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1701324. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Psychometric properties of Patient-Specific Functional Scale in patients with upper extremity disorders. A systematic review.
Nazari G, Bobos P, Lu Z, Reischl S, MacDermid JC.
Disabil Rehabil. 2020 Dec 8:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1851784. Online ahead of print.

Reliability and validity of physical tools and measurement methods to quantify hand swelling: A systematic review.
Llanos C, Gan EY, Chen J, Lee MJ, Kilbreath SL, Dylke ES.
Phys Ther. 2020 Dec 12:pzaa206. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa206. Online ahead of print.

Developing a core outcome set for paediatric wrist fractures: a systematic review of prior outcomes.
Crosby BT, Behbahani A, Olujohungbe O, Cottam B, Perry D.
Bone Jt Open. 2020 May 13;1(5):121-130. doi: 10.1302/2633-1462.15.BJO-2020-0007.R1. eCollection 2020 May.

Patient-reported outcome measures for patients with hand-specific impairments-A scoping review.
Woythal L, Comins JD, Brorson S.
J Hand Ther. 2020 Aug 26:S0894-1130(20)30154-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2020.08.003. Online ahead of print.

Outcome metrics in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Mertz K, Lindsay SE, Morris A, Kamal RN.
Hand (N Y). 2020 Oct 19:1558944720949951. doi: 10.1177/1558944720949951. Online ahead of print.

A systematic review to investigate outcome tools currently in use for those with hand burns, and mapping psychometric properties of outcome measures.
Mc Kittrick A, Gustafsson L, Marshall K.
Burns. 2020 Jul 18:S0305-4179(20)30468-X. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2020.07.009. Online ahead of print.

Reporting outcomes and outcome measures in thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis: A systematic review.
Copeland A, Gallo L, Weber C, Moltaji S, Gallo M, Murphy J, Axelrod D, Thoma A.
J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Aug 17:S0363-5023(20)30338-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.05.024. Online ahead of print.

Reporting outcomes and outcome measures in cubital tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Gallo L, Gallo M, Murphy J, Waltho D, Baxter C, Karpinski M, Mowakket S, Copeland A, Thoma A.
J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Jun 23. pii: S0363-5023(20)30180-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.04.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Postoperative follow-up time and justification in prospective hand surgery research: a systematic review.
Hooper RC, Nasser JS, Huetteman HE, Mack SJ, Chung KC.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Jun 15:1753193420931478. doi: 10.1177/1753193420931478. [Epub ahead of print]

Using Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire in clinical practice: A systematic review of its measurement properties.
Mehta SP, Weinstock-Zlotnick G, Akland KL, Hanna MM, Workman KJ.
J Hand Ther. 2020 Mar 6. pii: S0894-1130(20)30010-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2019.12.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Linking ICF components to outcome measures for hand osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review.
Povlak S, Valdes K.
J Hand Ther. 2020 Mar 6. pii: S0894-1130(20)30015-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2019.12.015. [Epub ahead of print]

A systematic review identifying outcomes and outcome measures in Dupuytren's disease research.
Karpinski M, Moltaji S, Baxter C, Murphy J, Petropoulos JA, Thoma A.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Feb 2:1753193420903624. doi: 10.1177/1753193420903624. [Epub ahead of print]

Systematic review of the use of patient reported outcome measures in studies of electively-managed hand conditions.
Lloyd-Hughes H, Geoghegan L, Rodrigues J, Peters M, Beard D, Price A, Jain A.
J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2019 Sep;24(3):329-341. doi: 10.1142/S2424835519500425.

Site-specific patient-reported outcome measures for hand conditions: Systematic review of development and psychometric properties.
Wormald JCR, Geoghegan L, Sierakowski K, Price A, Peters M, Jain A, Rodrigues JN.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 May 21;7(5):e2256. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002256. eCollection 2019 May.

What factors are associated with disability after upper extremity injuries? A systematic review.
Jayakumar P, Overbeek CL, Lamb S, Williams M, Funes C, Gwilym S, Ring D, Vranceanu AM.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Nov;476(11):2190-2215. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000427.

Registration and outcome-reporting bias in randomized controlled trials of distal radial fracture treatment.
Lee S, Khan T, Grindlay D, Karantana A.
JB JS Open Access. 2018 Jul 24;3(3):e0065. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.OA.17.00065. eCollection 2018 Sep 25.

Cost-utility studies in upper limb orthopaedic surgery.
Rajan PV, Qudsi RA, Dyer GSM, Losina E.
Bone Joint J. 2018 Nov;100-B(11):1416-1423. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.100B11.BJJ-2018-0246.R1.

Linking hand therapy outcome measures used after carpal tunnel release to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: A systematic review.
Cantero-Téllez R, Naughton N, Algar L, Valdes K.
J Hand Ther. 2019 Apr - Jun;32(2):233-242. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Association between radiological and patient-reported outcome in adults with a displaced distal radius fracture: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mulders MAM, Detering R, Rikli DA, Rosenwasser MP, Goslings JC, Schep NWL.
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Aug;43(8):710-719.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.05.003. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Application and measurement properties of EQ-5D to measure quality of life in patients with upper extremity orthopaedic disorders: a systematic literature review.
Grobet C, Marks M, Tecklenburg L, Audigé L.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2018 Jul;138(7):953-961. doi: 10.1007/s00402-018-2933-x. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

The assessment of psychological factors on upper extremity disability: A scoping review.
MacDermid JC, Valdes K, Szerekes M, Naughton N, Algar L.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Oct - Dec;31(4):511-523. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.017. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

The validity and clinical utility of the Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand questionnaire for hand injuries in developing country contexts: A systematic review.
de Klerk S, Buchanan H, Jerosch-Herold C.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jan - Mar;31(1):80-90.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.10.004. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

A systematic review of outcome measures assessing disability following upper extremity trauma.
Jayakumar P, Williams M, Ring D, Lamb S, Gwilym S.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2017 Jul 27;1(4):e021. doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-17-00021. eCollection 2017 Jul.

Hand therapy interventions, outcomes, and diagnoses evaluated over the last 10 years: A mapping review linking research to practice.
Takata SC, Wade ET, Roll SC.
J Hand Ther. 2019 Jan - Mar;32(1):1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.018. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

Do outcomes reported in randomised controlled trials of joint replacement surgery fulfil the OMERACT 2.0 Filter? A review of the 2008 and 2013 literature.
Wall PDH, Richards BL, Sprowson A, Buchbinder R, Singh JA.
Syst Rev. 2017 May 30;6(1):106. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0498-3.

Test-retest reliability of measurements of hand-grip strength obtained by dynamometry from older adults: A systematic review of research in the PubMed database.
Bohannon RW.
J Frailty Aging. 2017;6(2):83-87. doi: 10.14283/jfa.2017.8.

Postoperative patient- and parent-reported outcomes for children with congenital hand differences: A systematic review.
Bickham RS, Waljee JF, Chung KC, Adkinson JM.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun;139(6):1422-1429. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003358

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: development of an assessment set to evaluate functioning based on the Brief ICF Core Set for Hand Conditions - ICF HandA.
Kus S, Dereskewitz C, Coenen M, Rauch A, Rudolf KD; Consortium Lighthouse Project Hand.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Sep;42(7):731-741. doi: 10.1177/1753193417706248. Epub 2017 May 10.

The reliability and measurement error of protractor-based goniometry of the fingers: A systematic review.
van Kooij YE, Fink A, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MW, Speksnijder CM.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Oct - Dec;30(4):457-467. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.02.012. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

Systematic review of measures of impairment and activity limitation for person with upper limb trauma and amputation.
Resnik L, Borgia M, Silver B, Cancio J.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Sep;98(9):1863-1892.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.01.015. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

Alignment of Outcome Instruments Used in Hand Therapy With the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: A Scoping Review.
Lesher DA, Mulcahey MJ, Hershey P, Stanton DB, Tiedgen AC.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101190060p1-7101190060p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.016741.

Are validated outcome measures used in distal radial fractures truly valid? A critical assessment using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) checklist.
Kleinlugtenbelt YV, Nienhuis RW, Bhandari M, Goslings JC, Poolman RW, Scholtes VA.
Bone Joint Res. 2016 Apr;5(4):153-61. doi: 10.1302/2046-3758.54.2000462.

A structured literature synthesis of wrist outcome measures: An evidence-based approach to determine use among common wrist diagnoses.
Weinstock-Zlotnick G, Mehta SP.
J Hand Ther. 2016 Apr-Jun;29(2):98-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2016.03.001.

Patient-reported outcome measures for hand and wrist trauma: Is there sufficient evidence of reliability, validity, and responsiveness?
Dacombe PJ, Amirfeyz R, Davis T.
Hand (N Y). 2016 Mar;11(1):11-21. doi: 10.1177/1558944715614855. Epub 2016 Jan 13.

What are we measuring? A critique of range of motion methods currently in use for Dupuytren's disease and recommendations for practice.
Pratt AL, Ball C.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jan 13;17(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-0884-3.

A systematic review of utilities in hand surgery literature.
Li YK, Alolabi N, Kaur MN, Thoma A.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 May;40(5):997-1005. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.01.020. Epub 2015 Mar 11.

A systematic review of the measurement properties of the patient-rated wrist evaluation.
Mehta SP, MacDermid JC, Richardson J, MacIntyre NJ, Grewal R.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Apr;45(4):289-98. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.5236.

Quantitative assessment based on kinematic measures of functional impairments during upper extremity movements: A review.
de los Reyes-Guzmán A, Dimbwadyo-Terrer I, Trincado-Alonso F, Monasterio-Huelin F, Torricelli D, Gil-Agudo A.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2014 Aug;29(7):719-27. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.06.013. Epub 2014 Jun 26.

Measurement properties of the QuickDASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand) outcome measure and cross-cultural adaptations of the QuickDASH: a systematic review.
Kennedy CA, Beaton DE, Smith P, Van Eerd D, Tang K, Inrig T, Hogg-Johnson S, Linton D, Couban R.
Qual Life Res. 2013 Nov;22(9):2509-47. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0362-4. Epub 2013 Mar 12.

Do patient-reported outcome measures capture functioning aspects and environmental factors important to individuals with injuries or disorders of the hand?
Coenen M, Kus S, Rudolf KD, Müller G, Berno S, Dereskewitz C, MacDermid J.
J Hand Ther. 2013 Oct-Dec;26(4):332-42; quiz 342. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2013.06.002. Epub 2013 Aug 1.

The Michigan hand outcomes questionnaire after 15 years of field trial.
Shauver MJ, Chung KC.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):779e-87e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182865d83.

Optimal functional outcome measures for assessing treatment for Dupuytren's disease: a systematic review and recommendations for future practice.
Ball C, Pratt AL, Nanchahal J.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Apr 10;14:131. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-131.

Development of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health core sets for hand conditions--results of the World Health Organization International Consensus process.
Rudolf KD, Kus S, Chung KC, Johnston M, LeBlanc M, Cieza A.
Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(8):681-93. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.613514. Epub 2011 Oct 6.

Valid and reliable instruments for arm-hand assessment at ICF activity level in persons with hemiplegia: a systematic review.
Lemmens RJ, Timmermans AA, Janssen-Potten YJ, Smeets RJ, Seelen HA.
BMC Neurol. 2012 Apr 12;12:21. doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-12-21.

A systematic review of dynamometry and its role in hand trauma assessment.
Mafi P, Mafi R, Hindocha S, Griffin M, Khan W.
Open Orthop J. 2012;6:95-102. doi: 10.2174/1874325001206010095. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

Factors associated with the severity and progression of self-reported hand pain and functional difficulty in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review.
Nicholls EE, van der Windt DA, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Thomas E.
Musculoskeletal Care. 2012 Mar;10(1):51-62. doi: 10.1002/msc.1007. Epub 2012 Jan 31.

What is our knowledge of functioning and disability in hand conditions based on?
Kus S, van de Ven-Stevens LA, Coenen M, Berno S, Kollerits B, Cieza A.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Aug;92(8):1326-32. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.02.009. Epub 2011 Jun 12.

Measuring wrist and hand function: common scales and checklists.
Hoang-Kim A, Pegreffi F, Moroni A, Ladd A.
Injury. 2011 Mar;42(3):253-8. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2010.11.050. Epub 2010 Dec 15.


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