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Burden of Shoulder Disorders in Primary Health Care

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2012 by Central Finland Hospital District.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ilkka Kiviranta, Professor, Central Finland Hospital District Identifier:
First received: February 18, 2011
Last updated: February 9, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
Consumption of medical care and outcome of shoulder pain and disability in primary care.

Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Mobility Impairment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Burden and Management of Shoulder Disorders in Primary Health Care

Further study details as provided by Central Finland Hospital District:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Enrollment: 128
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)
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients consulting a general practitioner due to shoulder disorder during the recruitment period are included. The study population consists of two public health centres with a population of 120 000 individuals and two occupational medicine clinics with a population of 15 000 individuals. The population of health centres and occupational health clinics overlap partially.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All individuals suffering from shoulder pain or impairment

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01300091

Central Finland Hospital District
Jyvaskyla, Finland, 40620
Sponsors and Collaborators
Central Finland Hospital District
Study Chair: Ilkka Kiviranta, MD/PhD, Prof University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Principal Investigator: Juha J Paloneva, MD, PhD Central Finland Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ilkka Kiviranta, Professor, Md, Phd, Central Finland Hospital District Identifier: NCT01300091     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B07103-3 
Study First Received: February 18, 2011
Last Updated: February 9, 2012
Health Authority: Finland: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Central Finland Hospital District:
Range of Motion
Disability Evaluation
Sick Leave
Primary Health Care
Visual Analog Scale
Visual Analog Pain Scale
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment Form

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shoulder Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on October 26, 2016