Development of a core outcome set for traumatic brachial plexus injury

Miller, Caroline, Cross, Jane ORCID:, Power, Dominic M. and Jerosch-Herold, Christina ORCID: and International Brachial Plexus Consensus Group (2023) Development of a core outcome set for traumatic brachial plexus injury. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume). ISSN 1753-1934

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The aim of the present study was to reach international consensus on the minimum set of outcomes to measure and report in adult traumatic brachial plexus injury care and research. This would facilitate comparison of outcomes from different centres and meta-analysis in research. A list of outcomes was developed from a systematic review (n = 54) and patient interviews (n = 12). The outcomes were rated in a three-round online Delphi survey completed by international surgeons, patients and therapists. Two online consensus meetings with patients and clinicians ratified the final core outcome set. A total of 72 people (20 surgeons, 21 patients, 31 therapists) from 19 countries completed all survey rounds. Thirty-eight people from nine countries attended separate patient (n = 13) and clinician consensus (n = 25) meetings. Outcomes were included if recommended by more than 85% of contributors. Pain, voluntary movement and carrying out a daily routine are the core outcome domains that should be assessed and reported when treating and researching adults with a traumatic brachial plexus injury.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: CM is a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (ICA-CDRF-2017- 03-039) and was funded by Health Education England (HEE)/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for this research project. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR, HEE, NHS or the UK Department of Health and Social Care.
Uncontrolled Keywords: nerve injury,outcome measures,patient-reported outcomes,trauma,upper limb,surgery ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2746
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Rehabilitation
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
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Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2024 01:51
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 01:38
DOI: 10.1177/17531934231212973

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