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Table 3 Baseline participant scores

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

Outcome measure r-tDCS group s-tDCS group Control All groups
WORC 56.70 (17.69) 43.66 (22.20) 40.66 (15.96) 46.88 (18.86)
QuickDASH 27.58 (13.46) 44.43 (20.75) 42.41 (21.85) 42.85 (18.07)
Pain VASa 48.26 (20.65) 53.58 (19.11) 61.84 (15.41) 54.94 (18.76)
Activity VASa 59.02 (22.01) 55.78 (22.35) 59.69 (19.80) 58.24 (20.82)
SANEa 56.67 (17.68) 57.00 (16.40) 47.56 (19.05) 53.42 (17.92)
Strength (kg)
- Jobe 7.82 (3.90) 8.09 (2.44) 7.92 (3.95) 8.11 (3.45)
- External rotation 8.56 (3.95) 9.57 (2.97) 9.23 (4.32) 9.27 (3.69)
- Internal rotation 13.27 (5.55) 13.29 (4.55) 13.60 (6.30) 13.60 (5.34)
Range of motion (°)
- Abduction 160.83 (22.85) 164.33 (17.23) 160.14 (26.03) 161.86 (22.30)
- Flexion 157.92 (13.67) 163.50 (15.50) 155.64 (25.07) 159.49 (18.78)
- Scaption 159.75 (17.39) 170.18 (13.55) 159.14 (21.39) 163.75 (17.17)
Accelerometer
 - AT 0.5320 (0.1306) 0.5346 (0.0490) 0.4554 (0.1469) 0.50 (0.12)
 - AC 317.19 (50.21) 329.61 (72.85) 293.06 (44.94) 309.75 (55.48)
 - LIA 0.0567 (0.0260) 0.0490 (0.0140) 0.0646 (0.0217) 0.058 (0.021)
 - MIA 0.2054 (0.0821) 0.2185 (0.1032) 0.2214 (0.0593) 0.217 (0.076)
 - HIA 0.7609 (0.0973) 0.7531 (0.1122) 0.7367 (0.0714) 0.748 (0.088)
  1. Results shown as Mean (SD)
  2. Abbreviations: SD Standard Deviation, AT active time, AC activity count, LIA low intensity activity, MIA medium intensity activity, HIA high intensity activity, VAS visual analog scale
  3. aArithmetic mean for the first week