Table 2

Physical Evaluation of Subjects.

Initial, n= 18

7 Months,

P value,

n = 18

paired


Mean ± SD

Mean ± SD

t-test


1. Shoulder pain at rest (R) (scale 1–10, 10 worse)

3.9 ± 2.4

1.4 ± 2.0

0.0010

2. Shoulder pain at rest (L) (scale 1–10, 10 worse)

3.4 ± 2.5

1.3 ± 1.9

0.0011

3. Range of active motion of shoulder, flex (R) (degrees)

153 ± 18

161± 14

0.086

4. Range of active motion of shoulder, flex (L) (degrees)

150± 21

159 ± 19

0.114

5. Range of active motion of shoulder, abduct (R)

(degrees)

137 ± 24

157 ± 19

0.0020

6. Range of active motion of shoulder, abduct (L)

(degrees)

139 ± 28

155 ± 28

0.0097

7. Shoulder pain on motion (R) (scale 1–10, 10 worse)

4.1 ± 2.5

2.0 ± 2.7

0.0071

8. Shoulder pain on motion (L) (scale 1–10, 10 worse)

3.7 ± 2.9

1.4 ± 1.9

0.0021

9. Hand-to-neck (R) (0 – 4)

0.22 ± 0.55

0.06 ± 0.24

0.27

10. Hand-to-neck (L) (0 – 4)

0.22 ± 0.55

0.11 ± 0.32

0.50

11. Hand-to-scapula (R) (0 – 4)

0.50 ± 0.62

0.11 ± 0.32

0.0147

12. Hand-to-scapula (L) (0 – 4)

0.44 ± 0.62

0.28 ± 0.75

0.19

13. Isometric shoulder endurance (R) (sec)

69 ± 47

77 ± 50

0.36

14. Isometric shoulder endurance (L) (sec)

73 ± 52

80 ± 57

0.52

15. Neck rotation (R) (degrees)

66 ± 7

70 ± 11

0.13

16. Neck rotation (L) (degrees)

56 ± 12

68 ± 12

0.00003

17. Flexibility (sit-and-reach) (cm)

-10.5 ± 9.4

-4.4 ± 6.5

0.0038

18. Chair test (times/minute)

16.4 ± 6.8

19.1 ± 8.1

0.028

19. Hand grip strength (R)

39 ± 17

30 ± 15

0.017

20. Hand grip strength (L)

36 ± 17

30 ± 14

0.078

21. Six-minute walk (m)

465 ± 98

514 ± 112

0.012


Donaldson et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2001 1:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-1-7

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