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Table 1 Exclusion criteria

From: Evaluation of an education and activation programme to prevent chronic shoulder complaints: design of an RCT [ISRCTN71777817]

• other episodes of SC in the 12 months preceding the consultation with the GP
• prior fractures and/or surgery of the shoulder
• (suspected) referred pain from internal organs
• SC with a confirmed extrinsic cause
• inability to complete a questionnaire independently
• presence of dementia or other severe psychiatric abnormalities