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Clinical and cost effectiveness of progressive exercise compared to best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, for the treatment of rotator cuff disorders: protocol for a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial (the GRASP trial)

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Shoulder pain is very common, with around 70% of cases due to disorders of the rotator cuff. Despite widespread provision of physiotherapy, there is uncertainty about which type of exercise and delivery mechanisms are associated with best outcomes. There is also uncertainty around the long-term benefits and harms of corticosteroid injection therapy, which is often used in addition to physiotherapy. The Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain trial will assess the ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018004

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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, CSM
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St Johns College
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BMJ Open Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Publication date:
2017-07-17
Acceptance date:
2016-06-05
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2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:702903
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uri:b1d82cbe-7f88-47ee-b56f-b152b2a17903
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uuid:b1d82cbe-7f88-47ee-b56f-b152b2a17903
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