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Table 1 Study participants schedule

From: Transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tCDS) after subacromial injections in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled pilot study

Timepoint Treatment/Procedure Outcomes assessed
First assessment Project start
Beginning of home exercises (all patients)
Demographic questionnaire
Baecke physical activity index
WORC (baseline)
QuickDASH (baseline)
Pre-injection week Daily home exercises Accelerometer data collection
Daily pain VAS
Daily activity VAS
Daily SANE
Injection visit Subacromial corticosteroid injection (all patients) WORC (pre-injection)
QuickDASH (pre-injection)
Physical examination (pre-injection)
Accelerometer data uploaded into computer
Post-injection weeks 1 and 2 Daily home exercises Accelerometer data collection
Daily pain VAS
Daily activity VAS
Daily SANE
tDCS visit Patients randomized:
- r-tDCS
- s-tDCS
- No intervention (control)
WORC (pre-treatment)
QuickDASH (pre-treatment)
Physical examination (pre-treatment)
Accelerometer data uploaded into computer
Post-injection weeks 3 and 4 Daily home exercises Accelerometer data collection
Daily pain VAS
Daily activity VAS
Daily SANE
Final visit   WORC
QuickDASH`
Physical examination
Accelerometer data uploaded into computer
  1. Table 1 shows the distribution of the different assessments and treatment of the study
  2. Abbreviations: tDCS transcranial direct current stimulation, r-tDCS real tDCS, s-tDCS sham tDCS, VAS visual analog scale, SANE single assessment numeric evaluation, WORC Western Ontario rotator cuff index