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Why do we need new patient-reported outcomes?

  • Jean-Sébastien Roy
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    Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Published:February 06, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2015.01.010
      The last decades have seen a proliferation of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in rehabilitation. The upper extremity has not been left out of this trend. In fact, several types of PROs are available for the upper extremity. They include general upper extremity-questionnaires, such as the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and the Upper Limb Functional Index (ULFI), joint-specific questionnaires like the Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation, and condition-specific questionnaires such as the Boston Carpal Tunnel Symptom Severity Scale (BCTQ).
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