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Study showed worse functiondisability in depressed patients with distal radius fractures

Study showed worse functiondisability in depressed patients with distal radius fractures
May 31, 2016

Compared with non-depressed patients, patients diagnosed with depression prior to treatment of low-energy distal radius fractures had worse function and disability outcomes 1 year from injury, according to results.

Researchers collected data in 228 patients (89% women) older than 55 years with isolated distal radius fractures from November 2007 to January 2011. Researchers measured symptoms of depression using the Centre of Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale. Outcomes measured at baseline, 3 months and 1 year included the DASH score and SF-36 questionnaire as a measure of general health status, complications and symptoms consistent with complex regional pain syndrome.

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