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Current management and prognostic factors in physiotherapy practice for patients with shoulder pain: design of a prospective cohort study

  • Yasmaine H J M Karel1, 9Email author,
  • Wendy G M Scholten-Peeters1, 2,
  • Marloes Thoomes-de Graaf1,
  • Edwin Duijn1,
  • Ramon P G Ottenheijm3,
  • Maaike P J van den Borne4,
  • Bart W Koes2,
  • Arianne P Verhagen1, 2,
  • Geert-Jan Dinant3,
  • Eric Tetteroo5,
  • Annechien Beumer4,
  • Joost B van Broekhoven6 and
  • Marcel Heijmans7
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201314:62

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-62

Received: 20 August 2012

Accepted: 19 November 2012

Published: 11 February 2013

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20 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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6 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Yasmaine Karel
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6 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
19 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
11 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-14-62

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Health, Research group Diagnostics, Avans University of Applied Sciences
Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center
Department of General Practice, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amphia Hospital
Department of Radiology, Amphia Hospital
the ShoCoDiP (Shoulder Complaints and using Diagnostic ultrasound in Physiotherapy practice) study group