Kaia Beck Engebretsen

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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)
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of determinants on the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. Baseline registrations were applied. PATIENTS Two hundred patients with subacromial shoulder pain lasting at least 3 months. METHODS A questionnaire consisting of possible determinants, 2 independent variables regarding pain(More)
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 Evidence from a recent randomized controlled trial indicated that supervised exercises (SE) were more effective than radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (rESWT) for the treatment of subacromial shoulder pain in the short to medium term. Little knowledge exists about the long-term results of rESWT for subacromial pain. OBJECTIVE The aim of(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 Radial extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) is increasingly used to treat patients with subacromial pain syndrome despite conflicting evidence of its effectiveness. Better knowledge regarding prognostic factors may contribute to the improvement in treatment and prognosis for the patients. AIM The first aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder pain (usually non-traumatic) is the third most common cause of consultations for musculoskeletal pain in primary health care. This article discusses challenges within diagnostics and treatment of non-traumatic shoulder pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS The article is based on literature identified through a non-systematic search in PubMed and(More)
BACKGROUND Subacromial shoulder pain is a common complaint, and radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) is increasingly used to treat this condition. Although many therapists use rESWT in combination with supervised exercises, no studies have evaluated the additional effect of rESWT with supervised exercises for subacromial shoulder pain. PURPOSE(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)
BACKGROUND Population studies have reported that shoulder pain is the third most frequently reported musculoskeletal pain. Long duration, pain intensity and high level of disability predict persistent complaints. The present study aimed to describe the prevalence of shoulder pain in a general population and follow this over a long period (1990 to 2004). The(More)