AUSCAN QUESTIONNAIRE PDF

Prior studies have examined its validity in small clinical samples and family-based samples. This study examined measurement properties of the AUSCAN in a large, community-based sample, extending knowledge about the scale's generalizability. We examined the internal consistency, construct validity, and factor structure of the AUSCAN among the total sample, as well as in subgroups according to gender, race, presence of hand pain, and presence of radiographic hand osteoarthritis OA. Construct validity was also supported, as grip and pinch strength were more strongly correlated with the AUSCAN function subscale than with the pain and stiffness subscales. Factor analysis showed that for the full sample and most subgroups, all pain items loaded on one factor standardized regression coefficients 0.

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Major Finding: When asked, Norwegians with hand osteoarthritis listed tasks their OA made difficult. Fernandes said she has no disclosures. SAN DIEGO — Hand osteoarthritis causes a wide range of problems, but popular functional assessment questionnaires may miss many of them, Norwegian researchers have found.

In response to a survey question, Norwegians with hand osteoarthritis OA listed tasks their OA made more challenging. Wringing out cloths and opening jars was a struggle for more than half. A third or more cited buttoning and unbuttoning clothes, as well as carrying suitcases and other heavy objects.

About a third said writing by hand and slicing bread were tough. Patients did not mention problems with opening doors and turning on faucets, likely because doors in Scandinavia have turning handles, not doorknobs, and most sinks have a single lever to control hot and cold water.

Fernandes said. Meanwhile, they said, physicians should go beyond current questionnaires to learn more about the challenges their patients face. Lid handles to open jars, as well as grip-strength and range of motion exercises, especially for the thumb, may also help patients, Dr.

The study involved women and 10 men, average age 63 years, recruited consecutively as they presented to rheumatology clinics in Oslo and Trondheim. They had a mean disease duration of Skip to main content. But more than half of the Norwegian sample had a hard time opening bottles, too.

She and her colleagues said they hope to develop a more comprehensive questionnaire. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Menu Menu Presented by. Menu Close.

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Major Finding: When asked, Norwegians with hand osteoarthritis listed tasks their OA made difficult. Fernandes said she has no disclosures. SAN DIEGO — Hand osteoarthritis causes a wide range of problems, but popular functional assessment questionnaires may miss many of them, Norwegian researchers have found. In response to a survey question, Norwegians with hand osteoarthritis OA listed tasks their OA made more challenging. Wringing out cloths and opening jars was a struggle for more than half. A third or more cited buttoning and unbuttoning clothes, as well as carrying suitcases and other heavy objects. About a third said writing by hand and slicing bread were tough.

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