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Chronic Pain After Shoulder Arthroplasty

This study has been completed.
Central Denmark Region
Augustinus Fonden
Horsens Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Karen Bjørnholdt, University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2013
Last updated: January 13, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
Chronic pain is relatively common after different types of surgery. The investigators intend to study prevalence, characteristics and risk factors of chronic pain after shoulder arthroplasty, focusing on neuropathic pain characteristics, and risk factors such as preoperative pain, severe acute postoperative pain, age, gender, and pain elsewhere.

Chronic Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Chronic Pain After Shoulder Arthroplasty: Epidemiology and Risk Factors.

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Further study details as provided by Karen Bjørnholdt, University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Current pain intensity [ Time Frame: At time of completing the questionnaire, which is sent to patients 1-2 years after their shoulderprosthesis. ]
    Pain score by Numeric Rating Scale 0-10

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • preoperative pain intensity [ Time Frame: recalled ]
    Pain intensity by Likert scale

Enrollment: 786
Study Start Date: June 2013
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Shoulder prosthesis bearer


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients in the Danish Shoulder Arthroplasty Register

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients operated with any shoulder prosthesis between april 2011 and april 2012 in Denmark

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary prosthesis
  • Bilateral prosthesis
  • Age below 18
  • Reoperated in the same shoulder after the prosthesis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01900223

Sponsors and Collaborators
Karen Bjørnholdt
Central Denmark Region
Augustinus Fonden
Horsens Hospital
Principal Investigator: Karen T Bjørnholdt, M.D. Aarhus University, Horsens Hospital
Study Chair: Birgitte Brandsborg, M.D., Ph.D. Aarhus University Hospital
Study Chair: Lone Nikolajsen, M.D., DMSc Aarhus University Hospital
Study Chair: Kjeld Søballe, M.D., DMSc Aarhus University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Karen Bjørnholdt, M.D., Ph.D.-student, University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT01900223     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KTB-003
Study First Received: July 8, 2013
Last Updated: January 13, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017