The left/right judgement task in people with and without shoulder pain.
John Breckenridge, Karen Ginn, James McAuley
What is the problem you are trying to solve?
Does the left/right judgement test (LRJT) detect a difference between people with chronic shoulder pain and pain-free controls – a pilot study.
What is the hypothesis this study tested?
People with chronic shoulder pain will be slower and/or less accurate than pain-free controls at the shoulder LRJT.
What was the conclusion?
People with shoulder pain are both slower and less accurate than pain-free controls at the shoulder LRJT.
What is the clinical relevance of the work?
This pilot study provides early evidence that the shoulder LRJT can detect a difference between people with shoulder pain and pain-free controls and thus evidence for a larger more robust study, further that, the shoulder LRJT may prove useful an implicit measure of maladaptive cortical changes in people with chronic shoulder pain