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Why participants in The United Kingdom Rotator Cuff Tear (UKUFF) trial did not remain in their allocated treatment arm: A qualitative study

Abstract:

Objective

The UKUFF trial was a three-way parallel group randomised trial comparing surgical and non-surgical treatments for people with rotator cuff tears of their shoulder.

High crossover between arms in the UKUFF led to the original trial design being reconfigured; ‘Rest then Exercise’ was halted. This study explored why participants recruited did not remain within allocated treatment arms and explored crossover and surgical decision making.

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Minns Lowe, CJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
NDORMS
ORCID:
0000-0001-9363-0383
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Physiotherapy Journal website
Volume:
104
Issue:
2
Pages:
224-231
Publication date:
2017-09-21
Acceptance date:
2017-09-06
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-1465
ISSN:
0031-9406
Pubs id:
pubs:821408
URN:
uri:8728a317-9317-48c4-89ac-3d2caddb2d2b
UUID:
uuid:8728a317-9317-48c4-89ac-3d2caddb2d2b
Local pid:
pubs:821408

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