The relationship of pain on the upper extremity functions and quality of life in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome
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CitationTanrıverdi, M., Hoşbay, Z. ve Algun, Z. C. (2019). The relationship of pain on the upper extremity functions and quality of life in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 32(1), 71-76. https://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-171097
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of study was researching the relationship of pain in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome on Quality of Life (QoL) and upper limb functionality. METHODS: Demographical and physical measurements were performed by a physiotherapist. Pain levels were measured by Visuel Analog Scale at rest, on motion and in fatigue, and the patients' results were recorded. Functionality levels were evaluated by 'Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire' and QoL by 'Short Form 12' (SF-12). Patients had 10 sessions of the physiotherapy and rehabilitation program. Assessments were repeated 1 month later. RESULTS: The mean age 49.97 11.15 years of 28 patients were included. While pre- and post-treatment between pain and functionality evaluation found a significant relationship (p <0.05); there was no significant relationship in QoL (SF-12 p> 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: As a result while we found statistical differences between pain and symptomatic status; there were no statistical differences between functionality, daily living activities and QoL. Appropriate rehabilitation programs should be taken into consideration to help patients obtain functionality, daily living activities and QoL.