Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Dupuytren's Disease
Main Research Questions:
We want to measure the change in quality of life in Dupuytren's disease patients who do and do not undergo surgery. Also, we want to test the validity of health related quality of life measurements in patients with Dupuytren's disease.
Why is this research important? Some patients with Dupuytren's contracture require excision surgery or palmar fasciectomy. Other patient's with Dupuytren's contracture do not require surgery; however, these patients may need surgery in the future. No studies have reported the health-related quality of life of patients with Dupuytren's disease whether related to surgical intervention or not.
What is being studied? We are studying the difference and change in health-related quality of life in patients suffering from Dupuytren's disease who require excision surgery and do not require surgery.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Dupuytren's Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study.|
|Study Start Date:||May 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients undergoing excision surgery for their dupuytren's contracture
Patients not undergoing surgery for their excision surgery
Previous research on Dupuytren's disease has not reported the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients' whether related to surgical intervention or not. The primary objective of this study is to measure the change in HRQL in Dupuytren's contracture patients who do and do not undergo palmar fasciectomy. Health related quality of life will be measured using the 1) Health Utilities Index Mark III (HUI3); 2) Short Form-36 (SF-36); and the 3) Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ). The secondary objective is to look at the measurement properties, including the reliability and responsiveness, of each of the three HRQL instruments when they are used in patients with Dupuytren's contracture. We will also assess the concurrent validity of each of the HRQL instruments.
|St. Joseph's Healthcare|
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 4A6|
|Principal Investigator:||Achilleas Thoma, MD MSC||St. Josephs Hamilton Health Care / McMaster University|