Table 1

Baseline charateristics of participants.

Supervised NW

Unsupervised NW

Advice


n

45

46

45

Age (years)

49.2 (11.1)

45.4 (10.8)

45.5 (11.0)

% female

77.5

69.1

68.2

Current smoker %

28.9

30.9

40.9

Low Back Pain Rating Scale, pain*

46.1 (16.6)

50.7 (21.8)

47.3 (18.2)

Low Back Pain rating Scale, function*

44.4 (18.1)

47.3 (15.2)

48.9 (17.6)

Patient Specific Function Scale*

18.4 (6.1)

20.1 (4.2)

17.3 (5.4)

EQ5D*

67.5 (16.5)

62.7 (16.1)

63.9 (16.8)

On sick leave %**

47.4

60.0

63.6

Pain medication almost daily %

56.4

70.0

69.8

Expectation of treatment

To which randomized

1.2 (0.5)

2.12 (0.8)

2.21 (0.9)

- Supervised NW

1.2 (0.5)

1.3 (0.5)

1.5 (0.7)

- Unsupervised NW

1.9 (0.7)

2.1 (0.8)

2.1 (0.7)

- Advice to remain active

2.26 (0.8)

2.54 (0.8)

2.21 (0.9)


*0-100 scale

** 2/1/0 participants excluded due to no labor market affiliation

Hartvigsen et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:30   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-30

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