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Comparison of customized versus standard exercises in rehabilitation of shoulder disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16944825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE(S): (1) To compare the effectiveness of customized exercises with that of standard exercises for the treatment of patients with shoulder disorders. (2) To determine whether four weeks or eight weeks would be needed to see improvement in outcome measures. DESIGN: A single-blinded randomized clinical trial. SETTING: An outpatient physical therapy clinic affiliated with an academic institution. SUBJECTS: Thirty patients with shoulder disorders were tested and treated between February 2003 and December 2004. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomized to a customized or standard exercise group. Each patient first underwent a standardized physical therapy assessment. Based on the results of the assessment, a classification was determined and a classification-specific exercise programme was instructed to the patients in the customized exercise group. The standard exercise group, regardless of classification, received preselected standard exercises. Both groups were followed for eight weeks. MAIN MEASURES: Shoulder range of motion, strength, pain intensity and function were assessed three times (weeks 0, 4 and 8). RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the customized and standard exercise groups in measures of shoulder range of motion, strength, pain intensity and function after four or eight weeks of exercise. Patients in both groups had significant improvements in shoulder strength, pain intensity and function. Significant improvements occurred at week 8, but not at week 4. CONCLUSION: The customized shoulder exercises did not provide additional benefit to our shoulder patients than the standard exercises.
S Sharon Wang; Elaine J Trudelle-Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rehabilitation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0269-2155     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Rehabil     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-01     Completed Date:  2007-02-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802181     Medline TA:  Clin Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Texas Woman's University, School of Physical Therapy, 8194 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas 75231, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Joint Diseases / rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Shoulder Joint*
Single-Blind Method

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