Predicting response to physiotherapy treatment for musculoskeletal shoulder pain: Protocol for a longitudinal cohort study

Rachel Chester, Lee Shepstone, Jeremy S Lewis, Christina Jerosch-Herold

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Abstract

Shoulder pain affects all ages, with a lifetime prevalence of one in three. The most effective treatment is not known. Physiotherapy is often recommended as the first choice of treatment. At present, it is not possible to identify, from the initial physiotherapy assessment, which factors predict the outcome of physiotherapy for patients with shoulder pain. The primary objective of this study is to identify which patient characteristics and baseline measures, typically assessed at the first physiotherapy appointment, are related to the functional outcome of shoulder pain 6 weeks and 6 months after starting physiotherapy treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192
Number of pages8
JournalBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2013

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