Table 2

Comparison of the SF-36 scores between the two groups at baseline (a higher value indicates a better condition)

Back School group (n = 50) Mean (SD)

Clinic group (n = 52) Mean (SD)

P*


Physical Functioning

52.9 (24.9)

52.5 (20.2)

0.90

Role Physical

27.5 (26.8)

31.7 (35.0)

0.89

Bodily Pain

41.8 (19.6)

42.6 (25.3)

0.61

General Health

40.7 (24.6)

41.7 (22.2)

0.92

Mental Health

49.8 (28.2)

47.8 (23.5)

0.71

Role Emotional

34.0 (41.1)

32.7 (40.4)

0.89

Vitality

46.7 (23.9)

48.9 (21.6)

0.62

Social Functioning

59.2 (29.9)

62.5 (29.8)

0.61


* Mann-Whitney test.

Tavafian et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-8-21

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