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Table 4 Correlations between clinical findings, osteophyte scores and functional tests in hand osteoarthritis group

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

   Hand strength measurements Purdue pegboard dexterity scores
   Grip Lateral pinch Tip to tip pinch Three point pinch Pins inserted Parts assembled
Ultrasound scores
Total OP score per hand cc 0,136 0,142 0,138 0,098 0,030 0,087
p 0,136 0,470 0,459 0,602 0,872 0,642
Joint with OP count cc 0,092 0,039 0,046 −0,010 −0,046 0,065
p 0,622 0,845 0,804 0,956 0,808 0,729
Greatest OP score in single joint cc 0,002 0,196 0,097 0,049 0,090 0,110
p 0,993 0,316 0,603 0,793 0,631 0,555
Radiography scores
Total OP score per hand cc −0,033 −0,060 0,074 0,096 − 0,255 − 0,435
p 0,855 0,763 0,692 0,606 0,166 0,014
Joint with OP count cc −0,027 0,067 0,069 0,140 −0,281 −0,424
p 0,885 0,734 0,713 0,452 0,125 0,017
Greatest OP score in single joint cc 0,019 0,016 0,088 0,050 −0,106 -0,262
p 0,919 0,937 0,637 0,791 0,571 0,154
  1. cc Correlation coefficent, VAS Visual analog scale, AUSCAN-PF Australian Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index physical function subscale, HAQ-DF:Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index, OP Osteophytes