The overall aim is to raise awareness of 1) the importance of psychological factors as part of illness behavior in both traumatic and nontraumatic conditions of the upper extremity; 2) the importance of informed shared decision making and increase the amount of informed shared decision making in their practice; 3) word choice of the patients as an expression of emotional distress; 4) which questionnaires to use and to interpret results based on the mode of administration; 5) factors important in determining nonresponse to questionnaires or clinical follow-up, and 6) psychology evaluation to achieve better care for the patients when patients express psychological distress.
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