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Table 1 baseline characteristics of study population

From: Randomised controlled trial of local corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome in general practice

   NaCl (n = 33) TCA(n = 36)
mean age (SD)   57.60 (40.30) 56,.5 (15.14)
sex (female/male)   26/7 27/9
median duration of symptoms (weeks) (P25, P75)   13 (7,50) 26 (8.52)
repetitive movements of hands   10/22 15/18
affected hand/arm (right/left)   21/9 18/14
dexterity (right/left)   32/0 31/3
quality of symptoms: a. dull aching discomfort arm/hand 25 28
  b. weakness/clumsiness hand 22 23
  c. paraesthesias hand 30 35
  d. nocturnal complaints 28 32
  e. presence of relieving factors 25 25
  f. presence of provocative factors 30 31
score Katz hand diagram    
  classic 12 11
  probable 19 22
  unlikely 1 2
mean BCTQ symptom score (SD)   2.82 (0.79) 2.89 (0.78)
mean BCTQ functional score (SD)   2.35 (1.05) 2.48 (1.02)
comorbidity    
  diabetes 0 1
  hypothyroidism 2 2
  rheumatoid arthritis 1 1
  pregnancy 0 1
  1. NaCl = NaCl 0.9% (saline)
  2. TCA = triamcinolonacetonide 1 mg/ml
  3. BCTQ = Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire