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19-11-2009, 05:46 PM
I’m writing a proposal for a trial to compare splinting with a physio regime of controlled exercise and heat in the treatment of pain, ROM & function in the wrists of rheumatoid arthritis patients.

I've thought of

* VAS for pain
* Using a goniometer for ROM
* For function…. patients’ subjective report of increased/decreased/same level of function such as the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2-SF) or the Health Assessment Questionnaire.

Can anyone suggest any other relevant specific & validated outcome measurement ‘tools’ I could use?



27-11-2009, 12:52 AM
How about the short-form Mcgill Pain Questionnaire and/or the DASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire)

27-11-2009, 01:13 AM
Disabilitie of the arm, shoulder and hand questionaire (DASH) or short form Mcgill Pain questionairre are worth considering?

02-12-2009, 10:25 AM
Cheers for that. I'm a 2nd yr phyio student, so I'm still finding out about stuff like DASH - with the help of people like you - Thanks!