Faculty Advisor

Robakiewicz, Philip E.


The objective of this study was to analyze self-reported satisfaction and pain levels of patients that received one of several treatments for shoulder injuries. The measurement of satisfaction and pain levels was accomplished by having patients fill out anonymous surveys. The surveys were evaluated statistically in order to determine if patients feel that they have been rehabilitated properly from their injury. Conclusions from the data found that a combined treatment of surgery and physical therapy provides patients with shoulder injuries a greater satisfaction level and lower pain level than those who received only either of the treatments.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology