Journal article

Impaired health-related quality of life, psychological distress, and productivity loss in younger people with persistent shoulder pain: a cross-sectional analysis

Ilana N Ackerman, Kathy Fotis, Lauren Pearson, Peter Schoch, Nigel Broughton, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Andrew Bucknill, Emily Cross, Nicola Bunting-Frame, Richard S Page

Disability and Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate wellbeing and work impacts in younger people with persistent shoulder pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: People aged 20-55 years with shoulder pain of >6 weeks' duration (excluding those with recent fracture or dislocation) were recruited from orthopaedic clinics at three major public hospitals. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and psychological distress were evaluated using the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) and K10 instruments and compared to population norms. Shoulder-related absenteeism and presenteeism were quantified using the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI) Questionnaire. RESULTS: Of the 81 participants (54% male), 69% had shoulder pain f..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a grant from the Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust, with additional support from a targeted donation via the Barwon Centre for Orthopaedic Research and Education. A/Prof Ackerman is supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship awarded by the Victorian Government. A/Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Career Development Fellowship (#1107510). The study sponsors had no role in the study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.