What is the accuracy of the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire for clinical staging of ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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In a study of the validity of the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire for elbow ulnar neuropathy, Zimmerman et al found that the DASH questionnaire accurately reflected the clinical staging of ulnar neuropathy. [65] There was a high correlation between DASH scores, severity of symptoms, and functional status. Correlations were identified as significant between DASH and biomechanical measures, but correlation coefficients were lower. All measures showed significant improvement postoperatively.


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