B: Functional status scale (FSS).

q1
Writing
q2
Buttoning clothes
q3
Holding a book
q4
Gripping a telephone
q5
Opening jars
q6
Household chores
q7
Carrying grocery bags
q8
Bathing and dressing
Mean FSS
Pre-op 2.24±1.58 2.64±1.61 2.13±1.44 2.16±1.46 2.20±1.47 2.09±1.43 2.20±1.41 1.20±0.46 2.11±1.06
Post-op 1m 1.02±0.15 1.07±0.33 1.11±0.44 1.04±0.30 1.44±1.06 1.02±0.149 1.76±1.21 1.02±0.15* 1.19±1.33
Post-op 6m 1.09±0.60 1.31±0.90 1.29±1.01 1.29±1.01 1.56±1.27* 1.29±1.01 1.89±1.32 1.29±1.01 1.38±0.69

* p < 0.05; † p < 0.01; ‡ p < 0.001.

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