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Table 1 Summary of measures to be collected

From: Progressive high-load strength training compared with general low-load exercises in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Article number Variable Baseline Week 3 Week 6 Week 9 Week 12 Week 52
Socio-demographic measurements
1, 2, 3 Age - year Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1, 2, 3 Female sex – number (%) Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1, 2, 3 Duration of symptoms - year Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Symptom history       
1, 2, 3 - Accident or acute incidence Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1, 2, 3 - Slow consistent development (overload) Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1, 2, 3 - Fluctuating development Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Compliance with exercise protocol       
1, 2, 3 - Visits to the physiotherapy department n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1, 2, 3 - Exercise diary n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1, 2, 3 - Pain diary n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Patient reported and physiological measurements
1, 2, 3 Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire (range: 0 to 100) [36] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1,2 Shoulder injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (SOOS) [37] Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
1, 2 Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD Scale, range: 0 to 21) [38] Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1, 2 Visual analogue pain scale (VAS, range: 0 to 100) [40]       
- Rest Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
- Maximum Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
- Activity Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
  Isometric strength       
1, 3 - Scaption Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1, 3 - External rotation Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1, 3 - Internal rotation Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
  Degree of active movement       
1, 3 - Scaption Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1, 3 - External rotation Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1, 3 - Internal rotation Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
  Positive clinical test – number (%)       
3 - SAT [41] Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
3 - SRT [42] Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
  Ultrasonographic measurement [33]       
1 - Hypoechoic scale (range: 0 to 3) Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1 - Neovascularity scale (range: 0 to 4) Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1 - Tendon swelling – mm Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
1 - Calcification (range: 0 to 3) Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Socio-economic measurements
  Referred to       
1, 2 - Operation – number (%) n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
1, 2 - Corticosteroid injection(s) – number Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
  Shoulder related       
2 - Visits to general practitioner – number n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
2 - Visits to secondary healthcare setting – number n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
2 - Sick days – number n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
2 Time spent on shoulder-related rehabilitation - hours n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
2 EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D, range: 0 to 100) [39] Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes
  1. n/a: not assessed; SAT: Scapulae Assistance Test; SRT: Scapulae Retraction Test.
  2. Article 1: Progressive high-load exercise compared with general low-load exercise in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy: a randomised trial.
  3. Article 2: The effect of 12 weeks of progressive high-load exercise in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy on patient-reported and economic outcomes – 12 months follow-up.
  4. Article 3: The prognostic evaluation of clinical tests in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy.