Trial for Shoulder Pathology and Pain in Chronic SCI

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University of Miami

Status

Completed

Conditions

Shoulder Pain

Treatments

Behavioral: education
Behavioral: shoulder exercise

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
Other U.S. Federal agency

Identifiers

NCT03521856
20111005

Details and patient eligibility

About

This research study will investigate in a 12-week home exercise program to see whether it is effective in improving shoulder pathology and reducing shoulder pain in persons with chronic spinal cord injury. The research study will involve ultrasound shoulder examinations of your shoulders using a non-invasive medical ultrasound machine, as well as clinical shoulder examinations and completion of a number of pain questionnaires.

Enrollment

35 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Candidates will be men or women, 18 years of age or older.
  2. Candidates must have an SCI and be at least 1 year post-diagnosis
  3. Candidates must use a wheelchair (manual or electric) for at least the majority of the time.
  4. Candidates must be able to transfer themselves without the help of others.
  5. The presence of at least moderate shoulder pain (rating of >= 4 on a 0-10 rating scale for average pain intensity) for 3 or more months.

Exclusion criteria

  1. Patients younger than 18 years of age.
  2. Patients who have a history of pre-injury rotator cuff tears or shoulder injury.
  3. Patients who do not use a wheelchair (manual or electric) at least 50% of the time.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

35 participants in 2 patient groups

shoulder exercise intervention
Experimental group
Description:
A home exercise intervention for strengthening and stretching the shoulders - Strengthening and Optimal Movement for Painful Shoulders (STOMPS) - performed 3 times per week for 12 weeks.
Treatment:
Behavioral: shoulder exercise
education-only control
Active Comparator group
Description:
Subjects watched a 1 hour educational video on shoulder anatomy, mechanisms of shoulder injury and pain, and hints for managing shoulder pain
Treatment:
Behavioral: education

Trial contacts and locations

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