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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants in the study

From: Minimal important difference and patient acceptable symptom state for the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) for pain and the Patient-Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation (PRWHE) for patients with osteoarthritis at the base of thumb

  N (%)
Sex
 Female 39 (75)
 Male 13 (25)
Handedness
 Right 43 (83)
 Left 6 (12)
 Ambidextrous 3 (5.8)
Affected side
 Dominant 19 (37)
 Non-dominant 27 (52)
 Bilateral 6 (12)
Smoker
 Yes 11 (21)
 No 41 (79)
Eaton-Glickel classification
 Stage 2 9 (17)
 Stage 3 20 (39)
 Stage 4 22 (42)
  Mean (Std. Deviation)
Age, years 62 (7.6)
BMI, kg/m2 28 (4.4)
NRS pain, past day (0 to 10) 6.5 (1.7)
PRWHE total score (0 to 100) 64.3 (12.6)
PRWHE pain subscale (0 to 50) 34.2 (6.8)
PRWHE function subscale (0 to 50) 30 (7.9)