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Significance of cold intolerance in upper extremity disorders.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Koman, LA; Slone, SA; Smith, BP; Ruch, DS; Poehling, GG
Published in: J South Orthop Assoc
1998

After upper extremity injury, pain on exposure to cold (cold sensitivity) is a significant problem. This cross-sectional observational study (1) assesses the incidence and prevalence of cold intolerance, (2) evaluates the relationship between functional status and degree of cold intolerance, and (3) correlates health-related quality of life (HRQL) with symptoms of cold intolerance. Patients in a tertiary care center completed questionnaires to document (1) cold sensitivity, (2) upper extremity pain, symptoms, and function, and (3) HRQL. Cold sensitivity was found to be associated with more functional limitations, greater pain, and reduced HRQL. As the severity of cold intolerance increased, functional limitations and pain increased and HRQL decreased. Cold intolerance has a profound effect on HRQL.

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Published In

J South Orthop Assoc

ISSN

1059-1052

Publication Date

1998

Volume

7

Issue

3

Start / End Page

192 / 197

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Thermosensing
  • Smoking
  • Sex Factors
  • Sensation Disorders
  • Quality of Life
  • Prevalence
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pain
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
 

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Koman, L. A., Slone, S. A., Smith, B. P., Ruch, D. S., & Poehling, G. G. (1998). Significance of cold intolerance in upper extremity disorders. J South Orthop Assoc, 7(3), 192–197.
Koman, L. A., S. A. Slone, B. P. Smith, D. S. Ruch, and G. G. Poehling. “Significance of cold intolerance in upper extremity disorders.J South Orthop Assoc 7, no. 3 (1998): 192–97.
Koman LA, Slone SA, Smith BP, Ruch DS, Poehling GG. Significance of cold intolerance in upper extremity disorders. J South Orthop Assoc. 1998;7(3):192–7.
Koman, L. A., et al. “Significance of cold intolerance in upper extremity disorders.J South Orthop Assoc, vol. 7, no. 3, 1998, pp. 192–97.
Koman LA, Slone SA, Smith BP, Ruch DS, Poehling GG. Significance of cold intolerance in upper extremity disorders. J South Orthop Assoc. 1998;7(3):192–197.

Published In

J South Orthop Assoc

ISSN

1059-1052

Publication Date

1998

Volume

7

Issue

3

Start / End Page

192 / 197

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Thermosensing
  • Smoking
  • Sex Factors
  • Sensation Disorders
  • Quality of Life
  • Prevalence
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pain
  • Middle Aged
  • Male