Effectiveness of Motor Imagery Intervention for Chronic Painful Shoulder in Primary Care

2019-10-15 11:11:34 | BioPortfolio


Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention with observed actions and motor imagery, through self-treatment at home, in the improvement of perceived disability, pain intensity and quality of life in patients with chronic painful shoulder (CPS). Design: multicenter randomized controlled trial of parallel groups, single blind controlled, carried out in the Community of Madrid. Population: patients between 18-65 years of age with CPS who come to physical therapy consultation at the Primary Health Centers of the Community of Madrid. N = 66 (33 in each branch). Control group: usual practice standardized in the Primary Heal Physical Therapy Services Community of Madrid. Experimental group: intervention with observed actions and motor imagery, which will perform in a graduated way the patient in his home through the application MIRROR THERAPY VR, in addition to the usual practice. Variable main result: Intensity of Pain. Secondary variables: sociodemographic, sensorimotor, quality of motor imagery, psychosocial (perceived disability, catastrophism, kinesiophobia, Anxiety / depression) and quality of life. Analysis: by intention to treat, comparing the Pain Intensity score before / after the intervention in both groups at 1 and 3 months of intervention.

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Shoulder Pain


Motor Imaginery and Action Observation


Not yet recruiting


Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

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