Table 1

Subject demographics

variable

Massage (n = 29)

Control (n = 23)


Gender (males:females)

8:21

6:17


Age (years)

54.8 ± 8.5

54.6 ± 7.9


Height (cm)

165.4 ± 5.8

163.8 ± 9.8


Weight (Kg)

65.3 ± 5.9

66.3 ± 5.7


Duration of symptoms (months)

14.8 ± 8.4

15.7 ± 7.8


Prea- Glenohumeral Internal rotation (°)

31.9 ± 11.2

28.7 ± 5.8


Posta- Glenohumeral Internal rotation (°)

54.9 ± 12.1*

34.9 ± 10.8


Prea- slope (Kg/mm) for PDb

0.63 ± 0.12

0.59 ± 0.18


Posta- slope (Kg/mm) for PDb

0.43 ± 0.10*

0.51 ± 0.12


Prea- slope (Kg/mm) for IFc

0.64 ± 0.05

0.52 ± 0.13


Posta- slope (Kg/mm) for IFc

0.44 ± 0.06*

0.56 ± 0.11


Prea- slope (Kg/mm) for TMd

0.47 ± 0.15

0.46 ± 0.12


Posta- slope (Kg/mm) for TMd

0.40 ± 0.13

0.42 ± 0.12


Prea-Flex-SFe

33.3 ± 2.8

32.6 ± 3.8


Posta-Flex-SFe

40.5 ± 5.2*

31.7 ± 3.8


Prea and Posta-massage PDb posterior deltoid; IFc infraspinatus; TMd teres minor

FLEX-SFe Flexilevel Scale of Shoulder Function.

*: There were significant differences between 2 groups (P < 0.005).

mean ± standard deviation

Yang et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:46   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-46

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