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Orthopaedic Hand Service Data Repository

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Neal Chung-Jen Chen, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 11, 2011
Last updated: December 7, 2016
Last verified: December 2016

The purpose of the research is to investigate multiple facets of non-traumatic and traumatic health issues. The majority of our research deals with mind-body aspects of health. The investigators often correlate different psychological measures against one another or match psychological and depression scores against standard of care objective measurements (grip strength and range of motion).

The data repository also serves to streamline our studies and amalgamate many studies that are no more than minimal risk and do not involve randomization in any way.

Non-traumatic and Traumatic Health Issues

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Orthopaedic Hand Service Data Repository

Further study details as provided by Neal Chung-Jen Chen, Massachusetts General Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy Escort
Hand Service patient


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All individuals will be over the age of 18 and English speaking, excluding vulnerable populations (mental disabilities, prisoners etc.). Patients may be traumatic or non-traumatic.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over 18 years
  • Patients presenting to Hand Service for traumatic or non-traumatic issues.
  • English Speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under 18 years
  • vulnerable population
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01393262

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Neal Chen, MD Mass General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Neal Chung-Jen Chen, Principal Investigator; Director of Research, Hand Service, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT01393262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-P-001019
Study First Received: July 11, 2011
Last Updated: December 7, 2016 processed this record on August 18, 2017