A Study to Validate the Patient-Specific Functional Survey in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine if the Patient-Specific Functional Survey (PSFS) is a valid and reliable measure to evaluate functional difficulties with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All new patients (>18 years) visiting the Orthopaedic Hand Service with the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Return patients (>18 years) with carpal tunnel syndrome previously treated with splinting who decide to proceed with surgery.
  • English fluency and literacy.
  • Able to take informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Age less than 18 years old.
  • Additional ipsilateral hand issue in addition to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sanjeev Kakar, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Sanjeev Kakar M.D.

(507) 284-4828


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