Acute shoulder pain in primary care - An observational study

Masters, Scott, O'Doherty, Lorna, Mitchell, Geoffrey K. and Yelland, Michael (2007) Acute shoulder pain in primary care - An observational study. Australian Family Physician, 36 6: 473-476.

Author Masters, Scott
O'Doherty, Lorna
Mitchell, Geoffrey K.
Yelland, Michael
Title Acute shoulder pain in primary care - An observational study
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2007-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 6
Start page 473
End page 476
Total pages 4
Editor Trumble, S.
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 321208 Primary Health Care
730114 Skeletal system and disorders (incl. arthritis)
Abstract Shoulder pain is a common presentation in general practice, with approximately 1% of adults consulting a general practitioner with new shoulder pain annually.(1) The 1 month period prevalence of shoulder pain is 16%.(2) A 2005 BEACH report indicated that 0.8% of all patient encounters in general practice were due to shoulder pain.(3) Just 50% of new episodes of shoulder disorders recover within 6 months(4) rendering it a condition with likely long term consequences. The condition is associated with impaired physical and psychosocial functioning.(5).
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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