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Table 2 Subject demographics

From: Effects and predictors of shoulder muscle massage for patients with posterior shoulder tightness

variable Responsive (n = 21) Nonresponsive (n = 8)
Gender (males:females) 6:15 2:6
Age (years) 55.3 ± 5.7 52.5 ± 7.8
Height (cm) 162.8 ± 6.8 165.4 ± 7.2
Weight (Kg) 65.4 ± 7.9 63.3 ± 5.8
Duration of symptoms 11.7 ± 3.4* 17.9 ± 4.8
Pre-Glenohumeral Internal rotation (°) 32.1 ± 9.5 26.1 ± 6.6
Post-Glenohumeral Internal rotation (°) 68.8 ± 12.1* 32.2 ± 10.8
Pre-slope (Kg/mm) for PDa 0.62 ± 0.11* 0.56 ± 0.09
Post- slope (Kg/mm) for PDa 0.42 ± 0.09* 0.52 ± 0.13
Pre- slope (Kg/mm) for IFb 0.63 ± 0.02* 0.48 ± 0.09
Post- slope (Kg/mm) for IFb 0.48 ± 0.07* 0.52 ± 0.10
Pre- slope (Kg/mm) for TMc 0.49 ± 0.15 0.48 ± 0.11
Post- slope (Kg/mm) for TMc 0.41 ± 0.13 0.39 ± 0.11
Pre-Flex-SFd 32.9 ± 2.5 32.5 ± 6.1
Post-Flex-SFd 43.3 ± 4.8* 38.2 ± 2.8
  1. PD a posterior deltoid; IF b infraspinatus; TM c teres minor
  2. FLEX-SF d Flexilever Scale of Shoulder Function.
  3. *: There were significant differences between 2 groups (P < 0.005)