Table 1

Baseline measures: completers versus noncompletersa
Measure Completers (N= 252) Noncompleters (N= 157) P Valueb
Age, y 48.6 (15.18) 49.8 (15.89) .44
Female 74.1% 71.1% .57
BMI (kg/m2) 25.8 (5.49) 25.9 (6.42) .81
Duration of pain, y 8.6 (9.34) 6.9 (9.04) .06
CES-D (0c–60) 17.9 (10.49) 18.3 (10.46) .71
PSS-4 (0c–16) 6.7 (3.14) 6.4 (3.17) .37
SF-12v2 mental (0–100c) 43.5 (10.43) 44.3 (11.17) .47
SF-12v2 physical (0–100c) 37.7 (10.24) 36.8 (10.82) .40
BPI Severity (0c–10) 4.6 (1.86) 4.9 (1.86) .11
BPI Interference (0c–10) 4.6 (2.58) 4.7 (2.47) .67

BMI body mass index, BPI Brief Pain Inventory, CES-D Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, PSS-4 Perceived Stress Scale-4, SF-12v2 12-Item Short Form Health Survey.

aValues shown are means (SD).

bP value indicates significant difference between groups if < .05.

cIndicates better health.

Abrams et al.

Abrams et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:146   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-146

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