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Table 2 Characteristics of patients who returned the questionnaires at baseline and at 1-week follow-up

From: Reproducibility and responsiveness of the Symptom Severity Scale and the hand and finger function subscale of the Dutch arthritis impact measurement scales (Dutch-AIMS2-HFF) in primary care patients with wrist or hand problems

Characteristics  
Age in years: mean (SD) (N = 84) 52.0 (15.6)
Gender (% female) (N = 84) 74%
Paid job (N = 84) 52.4%
Diagnosis according to the GP*(N = 78)  
   Rheumatoid arthritis 5.1%
   Osteoarthritis 23.1%
   Tenosynovitis 16.7%
   Entrapment, including carpal tunnel syndrome 15.4%
   Ganglion 11.5%
   Repetitive Strain Injury 20.5%
   Non-specific symptoms/unclear 20.5%
   Other 10.3%
Duration of symptoms at baseline (N = 84)  
   < 2 weeks 15.5%
   3 – 4 weeks 19.0%
   1 – 2 months 17.9%
   3 – 6 months 21.4%
   > 6 months 26.2%
  1. * more than one answer possible; 30 patients were given >1 diagnosis