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dc.contributor.authorKoldaş Doğan, Şebnem
dc.contributor.authorAy, Saime
dc.contributor.authorEvcik, Deniz
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-16T20:06:39Z
dc.date.available2019-03-16T20:06:39Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationDogan, S. K., Ay, S., & Evcik, D. (2010). The effectiveness of low laser therapy in subacromial impingement syndrome: a randomized placebo controlled double-blind prospective study. Clinics, 65(10), 1019–1022. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1807-59322010001000016
dc.identifier.issn1980-5322
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14065/1823
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1590/s1807-59322010001000016
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: Conflicting results were reported about the effectiveness of Low level laser therapy on musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of 850-nm gallium arsenide aluminum (Ga-As-Al) laser therapy on pain, range of motion and disability in subacromial impingement syndrome. METHODS: A total of 52 patients (33 females and 19 males with a mean age of 53.59¡11.34 years) with subacromial impingement syndrome were included. The patients were randomly assigned into two groups. Group I (n = 30, laser group) received laser therapy (5 joule/cm2 at each point over maximum 5-6 painful points for 1 minute). Group II (n = 22, placebo laser group) received placebo laser therapy. Initially cold pack (10 minutes) was applied to all of the patients. Also patients were given an exercise program including range of motion, stretching and progressive resistive exercises. The therapy program was applied 5 times a week for 14 sessions. Pain severity was assessed by using visual analogue scale. Range of motion was measured by goniometer. Disability was evaluated by using Shoulder Pain and Disability Index. RESULTS: In group I, statistically significant improvements in pain severity, range of motion except internal and external rotation and SPADI scores were observed compared to baseline scores after the therapy (p,0.05). In Group II, all parameters except range of motion of external rotation were improved (p,0.05). However, no significant differences were recorded between the groups (p.0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The Low level laser therapy seems to have no superiority over placebo laser therapy in reducing pain severity, range of motion and functional disability.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofClinics
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectShoulderen_US
dc.subjectPainen_US
dc.subjectDisabilityen_US
dc.subjectRange of motionen_US
dc.subjectPlaceboen_US
dc.titleThe effectiveness of low laser therapy in subacromial impingement syndrome: a randomized placebo controlled double-blind prospective studyen_US
dc.typeotheren_US
dc.authoridKoldaş Doğan, Şebnem / 0000-0003-0484-1336
dc.authoridAy, Saime / 0000-0003-0375-5233
dc.authoridEvcik, Deniz / 0000-0002-1731-3463
dc.departmentTıp Fakültesi, Dahili Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyonen_US
dc.institutionauthorKoldaş Doğan, Şebnem
dc.institutionauthorAy, Saime
dc.institutionauthorEvcik, Deniz
dc.identifier.doi10.1590/s1807-59322010001000016
dc.identifier.volume65
dc.identifier.issue10
dc.identifier.startpage1019
dc.identifier.endpage1022
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.authorscopusid35751856300
dc.authorscopusid46261461400
dc.authorscopusid56062320300
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000284778300016
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-78649784985
dc.identifier.pmid21120304


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