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Current Issue - March 2023, Volume 17, Issue No. 1

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Patients Related Outcome Measures in Hand Surgery: What Perspective for Children’s Assessment


The triennial IFSSH, IFSHT and FESSH combined congress of Hand Surgery has just been closed in London in June 2022. During the many sessions attended by surgeons and physical therapists, it became increasingly clear the need to use dedicated questionnaires for patients’ assessment. Although Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Score and Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement System (PROMS) are also found to be adequate, Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) and Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ) for the assessment of outcomes are more appropriate for hand and/or wrist assessment1,2. Validation and cross-cultural adaptation of each individual questionnaire is long and investigative; however it is mandatory to have high-quality scientific studies, and to make reliable clinical assessments of patients in everyday clinical practice1

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