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Functional evaluation of individuals with subacromial impingement syndrome under physiotherapy treatment

Grant number: 14/08821-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira
Grantee:Adriane Lopes Santos
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


The subacromial impingement syndrome condition is one of the most common diseases that affect the shoulder. The presence of an altered pattern of muscle recruitment can lead to a decrease in the subacromial space, cause pinching of soft tissue, pain, and discomfort, affecting the quality of life. To assess the quality of life, pain intensity, disability, and satisfaction treatment, questionnaires that collect important information about the patient's condition are used. The Brazilian version of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI - Brazil) is specific for the shoulder joint and evaluates pain and disability of the individual and gives good results for reliability and interpretability. The aim of this study is to evaluate the function of the shoulder through the questionnaire SPADI- Brazil in subjects with shoulder impingement syndrome before and after a motor control and strengthening exercise protocol to improve with a focus on the serratus anterior, ascending, and transverse trapezius portions and rhomboid muscle. Twenty-five individuals diagnosed with the syndrome will be submitted to the training protocol, which will last eight weeks. Data analysis will be performed using the Student t-test, where the averages will be compared with the scores in SPADI-Brazil before and after implementation of the protocol. The data will add to determine if the proposed protocol shows improvement in pain and disability in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome.

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