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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-leave a at the time of injury with severe or major hand injuries

From: Costs and outcome for serious hand and arm injuries during the first year after trauma – a prospective study

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