alexa Factors associated with prognosis of lateral epicondylitis after 8 weeks of physical therapy.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies

Author(s): Waugh EJ, Jaglal SB, Davis AM, Tomlinson G, Verrier MC

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify key factors associated with outcomes of patients who underwent 8 weeks of physical therapy (PT) for lateral epicondylitis. DESIGN: Multicenter prospective design with inception cohort of lateral epicondylitis patients commencing PT. Baseline clinical examinations were conducted by 1 physical therapist; self-report outcome measures were completed at baseline and 8 weeks later. SETTING: Nine private sports medicine clinics and 2 hospital outpatient departments in Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-three patients with unilateral lateral epicondylitis identified by the treating physical therapists. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The final scores of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and a vertical pain visual analog scale (VAS) were used as the dependent variables. RESULTS: The final prognostic model for the 8-week DASH scores included the baseline score (95\% confidence interval [CI], 0.34-0.66), sex (female) (95\% CI, 3.3-14.5), and self-reported nerve symptoms (95\% CI, 0.8-13.8). The model for the 8-week VAS scores included the baseline score (95\% CI, 0.01-0.37), sex (female) (95\% CI, 0.4-18.2), and self-reported nerve symptoms (95\% CI, 4.7-25.5). A subanalysis indicated that women were more likely than men to have work-related onsets, repetitive keyboarding jobs, and cervical joint signs. Among women, these factors were associated with higher final DASH and VAS scores. CONCLUSIONS: Women and patients who report nerve symptoms are more likely to experience a poorer short-term outcome after PT management of lateral epicondylitis. Work-related onsets, repetitive keyboarding jobs, and cervical joint signs have a prognostic influence on women.
This article was published in Arch Phys Med Rehabil and referenced in Journal of Novel Physiotherapies

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