The objective examination gives you quantifiable measures to rule out what structures are involved and to reassess after treatment to determine improvement/deterioration. For example a gentleman with a frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsuitis) may have 100 degrees shoulder flexion however post treatment may have 120 degrees. Continually re-assessing will enable you to see whether treatments have been effective. Find objective measures below!
- (PSFS) Patient specific functional score outcome measure
- Keele STarT Back Tool
- (DASH) Disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand.
- Shoulder Objectives measures: Wright and Bauggarten (2012)
- Flexi-level Scale of Shoulder Function
- Shoulder Disability Questionnaire – Netherlands
- Shoulder Disability Questionnaire – UK
- Shoulder Pain and Disability Index
- Shoulder Rating Questionnaire (Scroll down to appendix 2 to view)
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons’ patient self-evaluation form