Risk Factors Associated with the Reported Scores on Symptoms Severity and Functional Limitations Scales of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire: A Cross-Sectional Study
Fajr M. A. Sarhan
Ali Basil Ali
Rami S. N. Alaraj
Ibrahim Khalil Ibrahim
Al-Quds University - Deanship of Scientific Research
Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. It presents with numbness, paresthesias, and pain. Multiple risk factors are associated with CTS such as pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, among others. The Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ) is a self-administered questionnaire for the assessment of the severity of symptoms and functional status of those who were previously diagnosed with CTS.