Effects of cognitive and mental health factors on the outcomes following carpal tunnel release A systematic review and meta-analysis



This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that symptoms of depression have a moderate association with symptom severity, function and pain after carpal tunnel release [CTR]. Symptoms of anxiety, catastrophic thinking, and self-efficacy are also important indicators of poor post-surgery outcomes. Physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists should consider evaluating these variables in patients undergoing CTR.

In Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 0, 0 (2021)
Thomas A. Püschel
Thomas A. Püschel
Associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology

Wendy James Associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow at St. Hugh’s College.