Myers, H and Nicholls, E and Handy, J and Peat, G and Thomas, E and Duncan, R and Wood, L and Marshall, M and Tyson, C and Hay, E and Dziedzic, K (2007) The Clinical Assessment Study of the Hand (CAS-HA): a prospective study of musculoskeletal hand problems in the general population. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8. 85 -?. ISSN 1471-2474

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Abstract

Pain in the hand affects an estimated 12-21% of the population, and at older ages the hand is one of the most common sites of pain and osteoarthritis. The association between symptomatic hand osteoarthritis and disability in everyday life has not been studied in detail, although there is evidence that older people with hand problems suffer significant pain and disability. Despite the high prevalence of hand problems and the limitations they cause in older adults, little attention has been paid to the hand by health planners and policy makers. We plan to conduct a prospective, population-based, observational cohort study designed in parallel with our previously reported cohort study of knee pain, to describe the course of musculoskeletal hand problems in older adults and investigate the relative merits of different approaches to classification and defining prognosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pain, hand pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, hand
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 08:37
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 14:11
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/141

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