Assessment of Decisional Conflict about the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Comparing Patients and Physicians

Michiel Hageman, Jeroen Bossen, Valentin Neuhaus, Chaitanya Mudgal, Mch, David Ring, David Ring
2016 Arch Bone Jt Surg   unpublished
As part of the process of developing a decision aid for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) according to the Ottawa Decision Support Framework, we were interested in the level of 'decisional conflict' of hand surgeons and patients with CTS. This study addresses the null hypothesis that there is no difference between surgeon and patient decisional conflict with respect to test and treatment options for CTS. Secondary analyses assess the impact of patient and physician demographics and the strength of
more » ... d the strength of the patient-physician relationship on decisional conflict.