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Table 3 Comparison of HAQ, strength, dexterity, radiography and ultrasound scores between groups

From: Hand strenght and dexterity in interphalangeal hand osteoarthritis and effects of osteophyte formations

  Control HOA p
HAQ-DI a 0,22 ± 0,21 0,35 ± 0,36 0,332
AUSCAN-PFa 8,55 ± 8,99 13,95 ± 11,11 0,111
Hand strength measurements, kga
Grip 23,55 ± 6,63 21,66 ± 5,86 0,581
Lateral pinch 6,54 ± 1,25 6,10 ± 1,56 0,186
Tip to tip pinch 4,64 ± 1,47 4,43 ± 1,22 0,786
Three point pinch 5,95 ± 1,64 5,45 ± 1,54 0,549
Purdue peg board dexterity scoresa
No. of pins inserted in 30 s 11,90 ± 1,74 11,29 ± 1,49 0,139
No. of parts assembled in 1 min 5,79 ± 1,01 6,17 ± 1,73 0,824
Ultrasound scoresb
Total OP score per hand 1,00 (0,00-6,00) 7,00 (0,00–17,00) < 0,001
Joint with OP count 1,00 (0,00-5,00) 5,00 (0,00-8,00) < 0,001
Greatest OP score in single joint 1,00 (0,00-2,00) 2,00 (0,00-3,00) < 0,001
Radiography scoresb
Total OP score per hand 0,00 (0,00-4,00) 3,00 (0,00–12,00) < 0,001
Joint with OP count 0,00 (0,00-4,00) 3,00 (0,00-8,00) < 0,001
Greatest OP score in single joint 0,00 (0,00-1,00) 1,00 (0,00-3,00) < 0,001
  1. amean ± SD, bmedian (min – max,), HOA Hand osteoarthritis, HAQ-DI Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index, AUSCAN-PF:Australian Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index physical function subscale, OP:osteophytes