Rationale and methods of a randomized clinical trial to compare specific exercise programs versus home exercises in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome

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From: Medicine(Vol. 98, Issue 30)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, WK Health
Document Type: Author abstract; Report
Length: 387 words

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Byline: Hector Gutierrez-Espinoza, Faculty of Health, University of the Americas, Physical Therapy Department, Clinical Hospital San Borja Arriaran; Felipe Araya-Quintanilla, Faculty of Health, University of the Americas, Physical Therapy School, University Gabriela Mistral; Jonathan Zavala-Gonzalez, Faculty of Health, University of the Americas, Physical Therapy Department, Clinical Hospital San Borja Arriaran; Gonzalo Gana-Hervias, Adult Orthopedic Department, Clinical Hospital San Borja Arriaran, Santiago, Chile; Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Health and Social Research Center, Cuenca, Spain, Universidad Auto[Combining Acute Accent]noma de Chile, Faculty oh Health Sciences, Talca, Chile.; Celia Alvarez-Bueno, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Health and Social Research Center, Cuenca, Spain; Ivan Cavero-Redondo, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Health and Social Research Center, Cuenca, Spain Abstract BACKGROUND: Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is a common clinical condition with a multifactorial etiology. Currently, there is a great variety of therapeutic exercise modalities aimed at treating SIS. Based on alterations of the glenohumeral and/or dysfunctional scapular kinematics associated with SIS, we hypothesize that the implementation of a specific exercise program with special focus on the correction of muscle deficits should be more effective than nonspecific exercises performed at home. This article describes the rationale and methods of study aimed at testing the effectiveness of specific exercise programs versus home exercises in patients with SIS. METHOD/DESIGN: Ninety-four patients between the ages of 18 and 50 years referred to the Physical Therapy department of the Clinical Hospital San Borja Arriaran in Chile will be randomized to 2 treatment arms. The intervention group will receive a program of specific exercises with a duration of 12 weeks, taking as a reference the algorithm of clinical decision proposed by a panel of experts. The control group will receive a program of nonspecific exercises to perform at home. Three evaluations will be performed: before the initiation of treatment, and at the 12-week and 1-year follow-up. The primary outcome measure will be the shoulder function by the Constant-Murley questionnaire, and the secondary outcome measures will be the upper extremity function by the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire, and pain by the visual analog scale. DISCUSSION: This article reports the design of a randomized clinical trial aimed at assessing the effectiveness of a specific exercise program versus home exercises in patients with SIS. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Brazilian registry of clinical trials UTN number U1111-1204-0268. Registered 27 September 2017.

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