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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Effect of an education and activation programme on functional limitations and patient-perceived recovery in acute and sub-acute shoulder complaints – a randomised clinical trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• SC present at rest or elicited by movement • Prior fractures and/or surgery of the shoulder
• SC episode lasting no longer than 3 months • (Suspected) referred pain from internal organs
• First episode of SC for 12 months • SCs with a confirmed extrinsic cause
• Newly presented episode (no prior consultations or treatments for this episode in the previous three months) • Inability to complete a questionnaire independently
• Older than 18 years • Presence of dementia or other severe psychiatric abnormalities
• Living in the south of the Netherlands