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Consensus criteria for the classification of carpal tunnel syndrome in epidemiologic studies.

Authors
Rempel-D; Evanoff-B; Amadio-PC; de Krom-M; Franklin-G; Franzblau-A; Gray-R; Gerr-F; Hagberg-M; Hales-T; Katz-JN; Pransky-G
Source
Am J Publ Health 1998 Oct; 88(10):1447-1451
NIOSHTIC No.
20024277
Abstract
Criteria for the classification of carpal tunnel syndrome for use in epidemiologic studies were developed by means of a consensus process. Twelve medical researchers with experience in conducting epidemiologic studies of carpal tunnel syndrome participated in the process. The group reached agreement on several conceptual issues. First, there is no perfect gold standard for carpal tunnel syndrome. The combination of electrodiagnostic study findings and symptom characteristics will provide the most accurate information for classification of carpal tunnel syndrome. Second, use of only electrodiagnostic study findings is not recommended. Finally, in the absence of electrodiagnostic studies, specific combinations of symptom characteristics and physical examination findings may be useful in some settings but are likely to result in greater misclassification of disease status.
Keywords
Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Epidemiology; Injuries; Physical-examination; Occupational-health; Risk-factors; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Neuromuscular-system-disorders
Contact
David Rempel, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine, 1301 S 46th St, Bldg 112, Richmond, CA 94804
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
19981001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
rempel@itsa.ucsf.edu
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0090-0036
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
MA; CA; OH; GA; MD; MI; MN; MO; WA
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