Burden of Shoulder Disorders in Primary Health Care
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
Consumption of medical care and outcome of shoulder pain and disability in primary care.
Shoulder Mobility Impairment
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Burden and Management of Shoulder Disorders in Primary Health Care|
- Consumption of medical care [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Number of consultations, referrals, and radiologic examinations; Use of pain medication; Number of days on sick leave; Number of visits to physiotherapist; Number of surgical procedures
- Development of the ASES score [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]ASES score: the patient self-report section of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment Form
|Study Start Date:||October 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Shoulder pain and impairment are common in primary health care. The prognosis of several individuals consulting for a new episode of shoulder problem is surprisingly poor. The objectives are to characterize the consumption of medical care and outcome of shoulder pain and disability in primary health care.
A composite questionnaire consisting of demographic information and ASES questionnaire was used to measure the shoulder function. The patients were sent a second questionnaire after one year.
|Central Finland Hospital District|
|Jyvaskyla, Finland, 40620|
|Study Chair:||Ilkka Kiviranta, MD/PhD, Prof||University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland|
|Principal Investigator:||Juha J Paloneva, MD, PhD||Central Finland Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland|