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Table 3 Modified versus original questions on Kamath and Stothard questionnaire

From: Content validation of the Kamath and Stothard questionnaire for carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis: a cognitive interviewing study

Question # Original questions Modified questions
1 Has pain in the wrist woken you at night Do you wake up because of pain in your wrist?
2 Has tingling and numbness in your hand woken you during the night? Do you wake up because of tingling or numbness in your fingers?
3 Has tingling and numbness in your hand been more pronounced first thing in the morning Do you have tingling or numbness in your fingers when you first wake up?
4 Do you have any trick movements to make the tingling, numbness go from your hands? Do you have any quick movements or positions that relieve your tingling or numbness?
5 Do you have tingling and numbness in your little finger any time Do you have numbness or tingling in your little (small/pinky) finger?
6 Has tingling and numbness presented when you were reading a newspaper, steering a car or knitting Do certain activities (for example, holding objects or repetitive finger movement) increase the numbness or tingling in your fingers?
7 Do you have any neck pain? Do you often have neck pain?
8 If applicable has the tingling and numbness in your hand been severe during pregnancy Did you have numbness or tingling in your fingers when you were pregnant? (If relevant)
9 Has it helped the tingling and numbness on wearing a splint on your wrist Have your symptoms improved with using a wrist support brace or splint? (if relevant)