Testing of a Tool to Elicit Patient Preferences for CTS

Trial ID or NCT#



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This study will complete a randomized controlled trial to quantitatively measure patient decisional conflict (Decisional Conflict Scale) in 150 patients treated for CTS with the tool compared to 150 patients treated with standard care. The investigators hypothesize patients treated for CTS will have lower decisional conflict with the tool.

Official Title

Testing of a Tool to Elicit Patient Preferences for CTS

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - New patient - English fluency and literacy - Able to take informed consent - clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Prior diagnostic testing for carpal tunnel (nerve test, ultrasound) - Prior carpal tunnel release - Diagnosis of C5/6 radiculopathy (double crush) - Peripheral neuropathy (ex: diabetic) - Worker Compensation/EMG Required - Symptoms of Cubital tunnel syndrome


Robin Kamal MD MBA
Robin Kamal MD MBA
Hand and upper extremity surgeon, Orthopaedic trauma surgeon
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Sara Eppler, MPH