In this project, we investigate the use of outcome measurement tools that facilitate personalized health care in patients with hand and wrist conditions. The focus within this project lies on the Patient Specific Functional Scale, a tool that evaluates limitations in activities in a patient-specific manner and can be used as a digital patient-reported measure. More specifically, we investigate the psychometric properties in various populations, including reliability, validity, and responsiveness. Also, we investigate other tools, such as for measuring satisfaction with treatment results and concepts like minimal important change. Lastly, we are developing a tool called the Patient Specific Needs, which will capture a patients’ information needs, outcome domains relevant to the individual, and the required improvement in order for the patient to become satisfied with the treatment results.
Y.E. van Kooij
Personalized treatment of upper extremity disorder
Clinical focus area