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ACE Report #11802
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Lower conflict with treatment choice, no effect on clinical outcome w/ decision aid in TMC arthritis


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Decision Aid for Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Mar;44(3):247

Contributing Authors: D Ring NC Chen T Teunis SC Wilkens SP Lee

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Synopsis

90 patients with trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint arthritis and scheduled for a first time visit to a hand surgeon were randomized to receive usual care with either an additional decisional aid or no decisional aid. The primary outcome of interest was the Decisional Conflict Score. Secondary outcomes of interest included Quick Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) score, pain intensit...

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