Kaia Beck Engebretsen

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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment with that of supervised exercises in patients with shoulder pain. DESIGN Single blind randomised study. SETTING Outpatient clinic of physical medicine and rehabilitation department in Oslo, Norway. PARTICIPANTS 104 patients with subacromial shoulder pain lasting at(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder pain is a common complaint in primary health care and has an unfavourable outcome in many patients. The objectives were to identify predictors for pain and disability (SPADI) and work status in patients with subacromial shoulder pain. METHODS Secondary analyses of data from a randomized clinical controlled trial were performed. Outcome(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder pain is common with rotator cuff disease as the most frequently used clinical diagnosis. There is a wide range of treatment options for this condition, but limited evidence to guide patients and clinicians in the choice of treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible prognostic factors of short-term outcome(More)
BACKGROUND Subacromial shoulder pain is a common complaint. Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) has being increasingly used to treat calcific and non-calcific tendinosis, although there is no evidence of the effectiveness of rESWT in non-calcific tendinosis of the rotator cuff. A randomised single blind study showed that the short-term effect(More)
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