Dupuytren Contracture Survey

Dupuytren contracture questions (and answers) that help us all

Dupuytrens contracture might be easier to treat, and could be less of a problem, if it was understood better. Please submit your survey data.

This survey is a very important project of DCI and we think it should be important to you, too. The purpose of these questions is to search for possible contributing factors or related conditions that might prove useful in understanding Dupuytren contracture. Your responses will be useful in developing a profile of conditions that might be related to this problem in some way that has yet to be determined.

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Our intention is to collect information from as many people as possible, compare their answers, and develop clinical profiles to explore for indicators in the disease process. In so doing we hope to find a common trend or similarity that might help us to understand Dupuytrens contracture better. Filling out this survey could be a good way to help others and to help yourself.

Please take a few moments to answer the questions listed below.  We really appreciate your help by providing us with this information.

Please choose the correct answer that applies in your particular situation. For some questions, you will be able to provide only one answer, and for other questions, you will be able to provide multiple answers. For all the other questions, please answer by clicking on either “Yes” or “No”.

1.  Age (years)

Under  25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

Over 65

2.  Gender

Male

Female

3. In how many hands do you have Dupuytren’s contracture?

One

Both

4. If you have Dupuytren contracture in only one hand, is it in your side of handedness (if you are right handed, is it in your right hand, and if you are left handed, is it in your left hand)?

Yes

No

5. As a child was it difficult for you to bend over to touch your toes?

Yes

No

6. Do you now, or have you in the past, taken a large (2,000 mg or more) daily dose of Vitamin C as a nutritional supplement? Yes

No

7. Compared to 5-10 years ago, are several of the major joints of your body (shoulders, knees, hips, neck, low back, etc.) more stiff and achy, for no particular reason that you can explain?

Yes

No

8. Would you say that your lifestyle and work habits are best described as a manual worker or a non-manual worker?

Manual

Non-manual

9. Do you have a history of doing heavy or hard repetitive work or having heavy or hand repetitive stress applied to your hand on a frequent and regular basis? Yes

No

10. Do you have a history of having received a bad crushing injury to your hand that did not fracture any bones?

Yes

No

11. Concerning the side of the body on which you have Dupuytrens contracture: How many broken bones in that upper extremity (from the upper arm to the fingers) have you had in your lifetime? 1

2

3

4

5

6+

12. Which bones were broken, if you recall?
Humerus (upper arm bone)
Radius (forearm bone on thumb side)
Ulna (forearm bone on little finger side)
Metacarpal (palm area)
Thumb
Index (pointer) finger
Middle finger
Ring finger
Little finger
You may choose more than one answer:









13. Concerning the side of your body on which you have Dupuytrens contracture: Have you ever had any surgery in that arm or hand? If you have Dupuytrens contracture in both hands, then the question is: Have you ever had surgery in either arm or hand?

Yes

No

14. Do you have a history of Peyronie’s disease? Yes

No

15. Do you have a history of diabetes? Yes

No

16.  Do you have a history of high blood pressure?

Yes

No

17.  Do you have a history of epilepsy?

Yes

No

18.  Do you have a history of alcoholism?

Yes

No

19.  Do you have a history of liver disease?

Yes

No

20. Do you have a history of pulmonary tuberculosis?

Yes

No

21.  Do you have a history of hemorrhoids?

Yes

No

22.  Do you have cold hands and feet when other people are not cold like you are?

Yes

No

23.  Are your feet often colder than your hands?

Yes

No

24. Are you a vegetarian?

Yes

No

25. Do you regularly have digestive problems such as pain, bloating, gas, or diarrhea?

Yes

No

26. Do you have an “irritable gut”; right after eating you sometimes have urgent and watery diarrhea?

Yes

No

27. Do you have vertical ridges on your fingernails?

Yes

No

28. Do you have more than three white spots and flecks on your fingernails; do you have more white flecks and spots on your fingernails than most people?

Yes

No

29. Do you drink very little water; can go a long time and not get thirsty?

Yes

No

30. Do you have tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, humming or funny noise in your ears)?

Yes

No

31. Did you get gray hair early in life; went gray sooner than others your age?

Yes

No

32. Concerning your tobacco smoking history: Have never smoked
Quit smoking over 20 years ago
Quit smoking less than three years ago
I have smoked for more than 10 years
I have smoked for more than 20 years
I have smoked for more than 30 years
I usually smoke less than a pack a day
I usually smoke 1 pack a day
I usually smoke 1- 1 ½ packs a day
I usually smoke 2 packs a day
I usually smoke more than 2 packs a day
You may choose more than one answer:



33. Do you get more than one cold sore a year?

Yes

No

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The normal and full use of your hand or hands can be taken from you through Dupuytrens contracture progression. Do all that you can, as early as you can, to allow your body the best opportunity to reverse this problem. For ideas and suggestions to organize an effective Alternative Medicine treatment plan, click Create Dupuytrens Treatment Plan