Table 2

Median DASH (IQR) at 3, 6 and 12 months in patients with different length of sick leave in 43 patients eligible for sick-leavea at the time of injury with severe or major hand injuries
DASH (month) 0-89 days 90-179 days 180-364 days 365+ days p-value b
n = 5 n = 12 n = 11 n = 15
3 13 (2–23) 27 (5–52) 28 (10–41) 40 (14–79) <0.01
6 9 (1–13) 13 (2–35) 18 (8–37) 31 (5–61) 0.02
12 6 (0–18) 13 (1–39) 8 (3–31) 30 (1–57) 0.03

a Persons active in the labour market or higher level students. b Kruskal-Wallis test. IQR, interquartile range.

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