Burden of Shoulder Disorders in Primary Health Care
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|