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Comparison of Occupational Therapy and Home Exercises for Adults With Operatively Treated Distal Radius Fractures

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 22, 2007
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David C. Ring, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Results First Submitted: March 27, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Distal Radius Fractures
Interventions: Other: Independent Excercises
Other: Occupational Therapy

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
Independent Exercise Cohort Subjects who learn their therapy exercises from the surgeon and practice them independently at home.
Occupational Therapy Cohort Subjects who follow the conventional protocol of seeing a therapist to learn and guide them in their exercises.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Independent Exercise Cohort   Occupational Therapy Cohort
STARTED   48   46 
COMPLETED   39   37 

  Baseline Characteristics

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Range of Motion in Degrees of the Wrists   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

2.  Secondary:   Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) Questionnaire   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

3.  Secondary:   10-point Ordinal Pain Scale   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

4.  Secondary:   Pinch Strength   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

5.  Secondary:   Gartland and Werley Score   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

6.  Secondary:   Mayo Wrist Score   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

7.  Secondary:   Grip Strength   [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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