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2022 Aug 09

J Pediatr Orthop

Patient-reported Outcomes for Children With Unilateral Congenital Below Elbow Deficiency.


Shoghi A, Bagley A, Wagner LV, Abarca N, James MA
J Pediatr Orthop. 2022 Aug 09.
PMID: 35941091.


The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) is a validated tool used to evaluate different domains of function in patients with chronic health conditions. This tool has not been validated in children with unilateral congenital below elbow deficiency (UCBED). The purpose of this study was to determine whether PROMIS discerns functional impairment for children with UCBED and whether children with UCBED differ from the general population with respect to PROMIS outcomes. We hypothesized that children with UCBED report mild impairment in upper extremity function but normal mobility, pain interference and peer relations.