Testing of a Tool to Elicit Patient Preferences for CTS

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03532373


This study will complete a randomized controlled trial to quantitatively measure patient decisional conflict (Decisional Conflict Scale) in 150 patients treated for CTS with the tool compared to 150 patients treated with standard care. The investigators hypothesize patients treated for CTS will have lower decisional conflict with the tool.

Official Title

Testing of a Tool to Elicit Patient Preferences for CTS

Stanford Investigator(s)

Robin Kamal MD MBA
Robin Kamal MD MBA

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Inclusion Criteria:

   - New patient

   - English fluency and literacy

   - Able to take informed consent

   - clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Prior diagnostic testing for carpal tunnel (nerve test, ultrasound)

   - Prior carpal tunnel release

   - Diagnosis of C5/6 radiculopathy (double crush)

   - Peripheral neuropathy (ex: diabetic)

   - Worker Compensation/EMG Required

   - Symptoms of Cubital tunnel syndrome


other: Preference Elicitation tool

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Sara Eppler, MPH