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Boston, Massachusetts 02114


Purpose:

Objectives: To determine the association between priming and measurements of hand function such as grip strength Primary null hypothesis: There is no difference in grip strength (best of three attempts) as a percent of the opposite hand between patients that complete the standard Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) compared to patients that complete the positively adjusted PCS. Secondary null hypotheses: There is no difference in grip strength (last of three attempts) as a percent of the opposite hand between patients that complete the standard PCS compared to patients that complete the positively adjusted PCS. There is no difference in grip strength (best of three attempts) before and after completing the questionnaires between patients that complete the standard PCS compared to patients that complete the positively adjusted PCS.


Study summary:

Priming affects all aspects of human behavior. Prior research by the investigators' group determined that completing a positively phrased version of the pain catastrophizing scale (PCS) primed patients to report less disability on average than completing the standard PCS. The influence of priming can be better understood by determining if it also affects direct measurements of hand function such as grip strength measures.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - All English-speaking adult patients visiting the Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Service Exclusion Criteria: - Unable to complete enrollment forms due to mental status or language problem


NCT ID:

NCT02493127


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
David C Ring, MD PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 19, 2017

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