Research Article

A Comparison of the Modified Score for the Assessment of Chronic Rheumatoid Affections of the Hands and the Australian/Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index in Hand Osteoarthritis Patients

Table 1

Items and results of the AUSCAN. (Identical questions in both questionnaires are given in italics.)

Domain question mean (SEM)

Pain at rest35.8 (3.4)
Pain at gripping45.7 (3.8)
Pain at lifting46.3 (3.6)
Pain at turning45.2 (3.8)
Pain at squeezing36.7 (3.6)

Morning stiffness53.2 (3.7)

Physical function
Turning taps/faucets on30.1 (3.3)
Turning doorknob/handle24.8 (3.1)
Doing up buttons35.0 (3.7)
Fastening jewellery47.4 (4.2)
Opening a new jar57.0 (4.1)
Carrying full put one hand47.8 (4.1)
Peeling vegetables/fruit37.4 (3.7)
Picking up large heavy objects47.8 (4.1)
Wringing out washcloths53.9 (4.1)