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The Pull Test To Determine Responders To Subacromial Injection In Patients With Shoulder Impingement

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02686671
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Brief Summary:

Shoulder pain is very common. People receive injections in their shoulder for their painful shoulder. However, investigators do not know which patient with shoulder pain responds best to an injection in the shoulder.

Investigators plan to use a "Pull Test" where the researcher will pull on the arm and resist shoulder movement to investigate if it helps to determine which patients have better pain relief with the shoulder injection.

The study will take place in Anchorage, Alaska. There will be two phases in the study. For each phase, the subjects will complete some questionnaires. Phase I "Reliability Testing" will test how consistent two licensed physical therapists are giving shoulder examination tests and the Pull Test. Phase II "Pull Test" will comprise shoulder examination findings, including the Pull Test, done before and after one shoulder injection performed as normal standard of care by a licensed physician.

For Phase I of the study, up to 20 patients treated for shoulder pain will be recruited from Advanced Physical Therapy. For Phase II of the study, up to 100 patients with shoulder pain scheduled to have a shoulder injection will be asked by an investigator if they wish to participate in the study until a number of 30 subjects qualify for the study. Phase II of the study will include shoulder tests before and about 20 minutes after the injection and a 4- to 7-day, as well as a 6-week, phone follow-up.

Statistics will be used to analyze the data.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Other: Shoulder clinical examination testing

Detailed Description:

Background: Subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. The subacromial-subdeltoid (SAD) bursa is regarded as a common potential shoulder pain generator. Differentiating the specific acromio-humeral interval (AHI) tissues responsible for pain generation is challenging and no specific clinical examination testing exists to differentiate SAD bursa from the rotator cuff tendons as pain generators. Corticosteroid injection (CSI) within the AHI is a mainstay of treatment for SAD bursitis and rotator cuff tendinopathy. No study to date has examined a specific test associated with successful responsiveness from a CSI targeting the SAD bursa in the AHI in subjects with shoulder pain.

Purpose: To investigate (1) Phase I: the reliability of the shoulder examination tests and of the Pull Test; and (2) Phase II: if a positive shoulder traction test during resistive shoulder abduction, the "Pull Test", correlates with a successful outcome of an AHI CSI targeting the SAD bursa.

Aims: To evaluate: (1) the reliability of the Pull Test; (2) if a positive Pull Test correlates with successful pain and satisfaction outcomes immediately following, 4 to 7 days following, and 6 weeks following an AHI CSI targeting the SAD bursa in subjects with musculoskeletal shoulder pain (3) if a positive Pull Test correlates with a successful functional outcome 6 weeks following an AHI CSI targeting the SAD bursa in subjects with musculoskeletal shoulder pain and (4) the sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive and negative predictive values of the Pull Test to identify subjects with shoulder pain likely to successfully respond to an AHI CSI targeting the SAD bursa

Design: Methodological and exploratory correlational study.

Methods: Phase I (reliability testing): A sample of convenience of up to 20 subjects treated at Advanced Physical Therapy of Alaska for shoulder pain will be recruited to participate. Two licensed physical therapists will test the reliability of the shoulder examination tests and of the Pull Test. Phase II (Pull Test): A consecutive sample of convenience of subjects treated by physicians from Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska for musculoskeletal shoulder pain and scheduled for a subacromial CSI as part of their care will be asked to participate in the study. The study will end when a minimum of 30 subjects qualify for the research study. Those subjects agreeing to participate will then be evaluated using shoulder clinical examination including resistive shoulder abduction with and without a humeral traction (Pull Test). Functional status will be measured using the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI). Following the CSI, one investigator blinded to the results of the pre-injection clinical examination will administer the clinical examination tests performed prior to the AHI CSI and record shoulder pain (NPRS) and subject satisfaction about the change in pain following the CSI. Subjects will then receive standardized home instructions. A 4- to 7-day follow-up phone call to determine shoulder pain (NPRS) and satisfaction and 6-week follow-up phone call to determine satisfaction and subjects' compliance to the home instructions, shoulder pain (NPRS) at rest and during arm elevation, SPADI score and subject satisfaction will be initiated.

Statistical Analysis: Reliability testing will be assessed using kappa and intraclass correlation coefficients. Validity testing of the Pull Test will be performed to determine the sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, negative and positive predictive values for the comparison of Pull Test outcome and the pain and functional changes observed following administration of the AHI CSI. Chi-square (2x2 contingency tables) and odds ratios will then be calculated to evaluate if the outcomes of the Pull Test (binary: positive versus negative) are correlated with successful pain and functional outcome changes following the AHI CSI (successful outcome, Yes versus No) immediately following, at 4- to 7-days following, and at 6-weeks following the AHI CSI.


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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A New Diagnostic Clinical Test To Determine Responders To Subacromial Injection In Patients With Shoulder Impingement: A Case Series
Study Start Date : February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Shoulder clinical examination testing
    Shoulder clinical examination including resistive shoulder abduction with and without a humeral traction (Pull Test). Functional status will be measured using the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI).


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain (NPRS) [ Time Frame: 10-30 minutes ]
    Pain recording pre-injection

  2. SPADI [ Time Frame: Immediately pre-injection ]
    Shoulder function pre-injection

  3. Pain (NPRS) [ Time Frame: Immediately post-injection ]
    Pain recording immediately post-injection

  4. Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Immediately post-injection ]
    Patient satisfaction immediately post-injection based on 5-point Likert Scale

  5. Pain (NPRS) [ Time Frame: 4-7 days ]
    Pain recording 4-7 days post-injection

  6. Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 4-7 days ]
    Patient satisfaction 4-7 days post-injection based on 5-point Likert Scale

  7. Pain (NPRS) [ Time Frame: 6-weeks ]
    Pain recording 6-weeks post-injection

  8. SPADI [ Time Frame: 6-weeks ]
    Shoulder function 6-weeks post-injection

  9. Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 6-weeks ]
    Patient satisfaction 6-weeks post-injection based on 5-point Likert Scale

  10. Subjective Outcome of Success of Injection Assessed by Survey Question [ Time Frame: Immediately post-injection ]
    Subjective assessment of successful outcome of shoulder injection using "Yes", "Unsure" and "No" as items

  11. Subjective Outcome of Success of Injection Assessed by Survey Question [ Time Frame: 4-7 days ]
    Subjective assessment of successful outcome of shoulder injection using "Yes", "Unsure" and "No" as items

  12. Subjective Outcome of Success of Injection Assessed by Survey Question [ Time Frame: 6-weeks ]
    Subjective assessment of successful outcome of shoulder injection using "Yes", "Unsure" and "No" as items



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
A consecutive sample of convenience of subjects treated by physicians from Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska for musculoskeletal shoulder pain and scheduled for a subacromial CSI as part of their care will be asked to participate in the study. The study will end when a minimum of 30 subjects qualify for the research study.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Subjects will be eligible for both phases of the study if they meet the following criteria:

  • age 18 to 80 years
  • demonstrate shoulder pain within the C5 distribution during resisted abduction between 2 and 9/10 on NRPS (Wainner et al 2003)
  • demonstrate one or more positive tests out of the following clinical examination impingement tests: Neer's sign, Hawkins-Kennedy test, painful arc of arm elevation (Kessel & Watson 1977; Kelly et al 2010)
  • painful resisted abduction of the shoulder (Kelly et al 2010)

Exclusion Criteria: Subjects will be excluded from the study for the following reasons:

  • a large three-dimensional limitation of arm motion with any passive motion of the shoulder as compared to the contralateral side, to rule out adhesive capsulitis (Rundquist & Ludewig 2004; Tveita et al 2008)
  • shoulder surgery within the last six months
  • a CSI to the involved shoulder within the past three months
  • presence of a systemic inflammatory condition
  • presence of radiculopathy during active range of motion of the cervical spine (Wainner et al 2003)
  • cervical spine as a current primary complaint over the shoulder
  • pain reproduction during the Spurling Test (Henry et al 2002; Wainner et al 2003)
  • inability to undergo a follow-up phone call
  • neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or spinal cord tumors that would prevent subjects to elevate the arm above the head or perform shoulder movements against resistance
  • pregnancy by self-report from the subject.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02686671


Contacts
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Contact: Jean-Michel Brismee, ScD )806)743-3243 jm.brismee@ttuhsc.edu
Contact: Todd Anderson, MPT (907)312-0446 tanderson@aptak.com

Locations
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United States, Alaska
Advanced Physical Therapy Recruiting
Anchorage, Alaska, United States, 99507
Contact: Jean-Michel Brismee, PT, ScD    806-743-3243    jm.brismee@ttuhsc.edu   
Contact: Todd Anderson, MPT    970 312-0446    tanderson@aptak.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jean-Michel Brismee, ScD Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Responsible Party: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02686671     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L16-047
First Posted: February 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2018
Last Verified: December 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center:
Bursitis
Injections
Shoulder Pain
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Shoulder Injuries
Wounds and Injuries