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Table 3 Outcome measures

From: Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a physiotherapy program for chronic rotator cuff pathology: A protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Primary Outcomes Measurement
Shoulder pain and disability index (SPADI) 13 items scored on an 11 point Likert scale
Average pain over past week 11 point horizontal numeric rating scale (end descriptors of 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain possible)
Participant perceived global rating of change overall Ordinal scale (1-much worse, 2-slightly worse, 3-no change, 4-slightly better, 5-much better)
Secondary Outcomes  
Worst pain, and pain on 3 self selected activities in past week 11 point horizontal numeric rating scale (end descriptors of 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain possible)
Amount of stiffness, weakness, and interference to activities of daily living in past week 11 point horizontal numeric rating scale
Participant perceived global rating of change in pain, strength, and stiffness Ordinal scale (1-much worse, 2-slightly worse, 3-no change, 4-slightly better, 5-much better)
Health-related quality of life • SF-36
• Assessment of Quality of Life index (AQol)
Isometric muscle strength of shoulder abduction, internal rotation and external rotation Hand held dynamometer
Other measures  
Compliance • Number of therapy visits
• Physiotherapy group: Completion of home exercises via log-book
Adverse effects Log-book and open probe questionning