Table 1

Patient-important outcomes identified by the guideline panel aligned to the most corresponding outcome set available in the included trials and studies (reproduced with permission)

Panel-identified outcomesOutcomes chosen from included trials and studies
PainPain (Visual Analogue Scale and Numeric Rating Scale, various scales)
Physical functionCombined outcomes of physical function, physical capacity and pain items (Constant Score and its modifications, Shoulder Disability Questionnaire, Neer Score)
Global perceived effectGlobal perceived effect. The outcome was derived by subtracting the patients who reported ‘worse’ or ‘much worse’ from the no of patients reporting ‘much better’ or ‘no shoulder problems at all’/’healed completely’ at the relevant time points
Quality of lifeHealth-related quality of life (EQ-5D-3L and 15D)
ParticipationReturn to leisure activities/sport.
Working status (working: yes/no)
Development of full-thickness rotator cuff tearsPrevalence of full-thickness rotator cuff tears at follow-up
HarmsSerious harms