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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Baseline demographics of the study subjects

Variable Total (n=23) Group A (n=9) Group B (n=14) p-value
Age (yr) 56.61±16.28 56.11±21.57 52.00±12.44 0.34
Sex, male:female 6 (26.1):17 (73.9) 4 (17.4):5 (21.7) 2 (8.7):12 (52.2) 0.2
Onset (mo) 12.65±8.90 11.11±8.27 13.64±9.44 0.73
Follow-up (wk) 4.52±0.73 4.78±0.97 4.44±0.53 0.2
At first visit
Pain VAS 5.48±2.37 5.11±3.37 5.71±1.54 0.4
Tenderness VAS 5.98±1.89 6.83±2.4 5.43±1.28 0.36
NDI 18.04±8.86 16.22±9.78 19.21±8.40 0.6
Shoulder ROM
Forward flexion (°) 159.57±28.03 162.22±28.63 157.86±28.60 0.9
External rotation (°) 72.17±15.65 73.33±20.00 71.43±12.92 0.99
Internal rotation* 10.17±3.49 10.67±3.28 9.86±3.70 0.6

Values are presented as mean±standard deviation or number (%).

Group A: neck pain with tenderness group, group B: neck and shoulder pain with tenderness group.

VAS: visual analogue scale, NDI: neck disability index, ROM: range of motion.

Statistically significant, p<0.05.

*Internal rotation: vertebral spinous process level that could be reached with the tip of the patient’s thumb and was converted into continuously numbered groups; T1.12 to 1.12, L1.5 to 13.17, and buttock to 18.

Korean J Sports Med 2020;38:208-16 https://doi.org/10.5763/kjsm.2020.38.4.208
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