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dc.contributor.authorMasters, Scott
dc.contributor.authorO'Doherty, Lorna
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Geoffrey K
dc.contributor.authorYelland, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:11:07Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:11:07Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2008-04-23T11:03:11Z
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17028
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND Shoulder pain is a common presentation in general practice. Data on prognosis, treatment and compliance for acute shoulder pain are lacking but would be valuable for guiding decision making. This study collected data on acute shoulder pain and its outcome over 6 months. METHODS A prospective observational study of 100 acute shoulder pain patients from 21 general practices in southeast Queensland. RESULTS Disability levels at presentation were the best predictor of outcome at 6 months. Patients who had not fully recovered at 6 months had higher risk of depression at presentation. The biggest improvements in pain and disability scores occurred in the first month of management, with almost 60% of patients fully recovered at 6 months. Over 40% of patients had at least one radiological investigation for their pain. DISCUSSION Measuring disability, pain and mood levels in acute shoulder pain patients gives the best prognostic data. The use of radiological investigations may be higher than is clinically necessary. Early multimodal management of acute shoulder pain patients needs consideration.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.racgp.org.au/afp
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom473
dc.relation.ispartofpageto476
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Family Physician
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleAcute shoulder pain in primary care : An observational study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorYelland, Michael


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