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Research Paper | Health Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Functional Outcome in Upper Extremity Disorders using Disabilities of Arm Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire and Michigan Hand Questionnaire
Anisha Gulati | Anisha Gulati | Jinny Paul
Abstract: The Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and Michigan Hand questionnaire (MHQ) is a standardized measure to evaluate activity profile of patients with upper extremity disorders. Based on the demographic data, clinical profile and scores of the DASH and MHQ, this study of 124 patients with upper extremity disorders evaluated functional limitations perceived from September 2014 to January 2015. Secondly, we explored the relationships among neck region, shoulder region, elbow region, wrist and hand region at the individual DASH item level and MHQ subset level. Exploratory testing of statistical significance showed that the DASH modules and MHQ subsets differentiated well among the regions (ANOVA P - value <0.05) and further differences existed at the item level and subset level respectively, so that the functional activity profile could be developed in patients with upper extremity disorders. Our findings confirm that there is a varying severity of functional activity profile in patients with upper extremity disorders.
Keywords: DASH, functional activities, MHQ, upper extremity
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 474 - 478