Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Taimela, Simo
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Finnish Imaging of Degenerative Shoulder Study (FIMAGE): A study on the prevalence of degenerative imaging changes of the shoulder and their relevance to clinical symptoms in the general population.
Beslutnr 316061
Beslutsdatum 03.05.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 450 000
Beskrivning av projektet
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the leading cause for chronic impairment and permanent working disability in adults and the shoulder is the third most common site to be affected. The origin of MSDs has been traditionally attributed to structural alterations, but it has been noted that these “abnormalities” are also found in individuals without symptoms. In the FIMAGE study we will recruit a sample of 800 subjects from the general population who will undergo clinical evaluation and shoulder imaging. We aim to assess how imaging findings are associated with symptoms in people with shoulder problems and to clarify the role of imaging in diagnosing shoulder pain. Our goal is to improve diagnostics and treatment of patients with shoulder pain. In addition, our study will produce unique knowledge on the epidemiology of shoulder disorders, symptom severity, and the impact of shoulder problems on the quality of life and work productivity.