Ageing and Proprioception in the asymptomatic shoulder: an observational cohort with reliability assessment
March 1st, 2018
An age-related decline in proprioception may be the trigger for developing shoulder complaints such as the Subacromial Pain Syndrome (SAPS). In order to study proprioception in SAPS, we developed a non-invasive measuring protocol in cooperation with the Technical University Delft (faculty Clinical Technology).
In preparation of future studies assessing proprioception in shoulder pathology such as SAPS, we will 1) test the hypothesis that there is an age-associated decline in proprioception in asymptomatic participants, 2) assess the reproducibility and repeatability of the newly developed measuring protocol.
Observational cohort with assessment of proprioception in 40 to 120 asymptomatic participants. There are two study-related visits, one week after another, with two assessments per visit.
Forty asymptomatic participants between the age of 18 through 70, without any (current or past) shoulder complaints and no interest in the findings of this research.
No study related interventions.
Main study parameters/endpoints
For the assessment of proprioception we will test Joint Position Reproduction (JPR) in a 3-Dimensional motion tracking device (Flock of Birds). Participants will also rate the subjective JPR acuity during all measurements. The Constant score will be obtained once and demographic characteristics will be noted.
|Name:||Celeste Overbeek, MD, PhD -student|
|Address:||Leiden University Medical Center|
|Laboratory for Kinematics and Neuromechanics|
|Building 1, room B0-57|
|2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Correspondence address:||PO Box 9600|
|2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands|