Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323639
Title:
Hand dominance in orthopaedic surgeons.
Authors:
Lui, Darren F; Baker, Joseph F; Nfila, Gala; Perera, Anthony; Stephens, Michael
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cappagh, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin, Ireland. darrenflui@gmail.com
Citation:
Lui DF et al. Hand dominance in orthopaedic surgeons. 2012, 78 (4):531-7 Acta Orthop Belg
Publisher:
Acta orthopaedica Belgica
Journal:
Acta orthopaedica Belgica
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323639
PubMed ID:
23019788
Abstract:
Handedness is perhaps the most studied human asymmetry. Laterality is the preference shown for one side and it has been studied in many aspects of medicine. Studies have shown that some orthopaedic procedures had poorer outcomes and identified laterality as a contributing factor. We developed a questionnaire to assess laterality in orthopaedic surgery and compared this to an established scoring system. Sixty-two orthopaedic surgeons surveyed with the validated Waterloo Handedness Questionnaire (WHQ) were compared with the self developed Orthopaedic Handedness Questionnaire (OHQ). Fifty-eight were found to be right hand dominant (RHD) and 4 left hand dominant (LHD). In RHD surgeons, the average WHQ score was 44.9% and OHQ 15%. For LHD surgeons the WHQ score was 30.2% and OHQ 9.4%. This represents a significant amount of time using the non dominant hand but does not necessarily determine satisfactory or successful dexterity transferable to the operating room. Training may be required for the non dominant side.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SURGERY
Local subject classification:
SURGERY, ORTHOPAEDIC
MeSH:
Functional Laterality; Humans; Orthopedics; Psychomotor Performance; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0001-6462

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLui, Darren Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Joseph Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNfila, Galaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPerera, Anthonyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-23T09:00:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-23T09:00:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-
dc.identifier.citationLui DF et al. Hand dominance in orthopaedic surgeons. 2012, 78 (4):531-7 Acta Orthop Belgen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0001-6462-
dc.identifier.pmid23019788-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323639-
dc.description.abstractHandedness is perhaps the most studied human asymmetry. Laterality is the preference shown for one side and it has been studied in many aspects of medicine. Studies have shown that some orthopaedic procedures had poorer outcomes and identified laterality as a contributing factor. We developed a questionnaire to assess laterality in orthopaedic surgery and compared this to an established scoring system. Sixty-two orthopaedic surgeons surveyed with the validated Waterloo Handedness Questionnaire (WHQ) were compared with the self developed Orthopaedic Handedness Questionnaire (OHQ). Fifty-eight were found to be right hand dominant (RHD) and 4 left hand dominant (LHD). In RHD surgeons, the average WHQ score was 44.9% and OHQ 15%. For LHD surgeons the WHQ score was 30.2% and OHQ 9.4%. This represents a significant amount of time using the non dominant hand but does not necessarily determine satisfactory or successful dexterity transferable to the operating room. Training may be required for the non dominant side.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherActa orthopaedica Belgicaen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Acta orthopaedica Belgicaen_GB
dc.subjectSURGERYen_GB
dc.subject.meshFunctional Laterality-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshOrthopedics-
dc.subject.meshPsychomotor Performance-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.otherSURGERY, ORTHOPAEDICen_GB
dc.titleHand dominance in orthopaedic surgeons.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cappagh, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin, Ireland. darrenflui@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalActa orthopaedica Belgicaen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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