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Table 2 Results on clinical outcomes (N=871)

From: The use of risk sharing tools for post adoption surveillance of a non pharmacological technology in routine practice: results after one year

Clinical outcome¥ N¤ Baseline score Score at discharge Improvement
Local pain (NP, TP or LBP) (VAS) 870 7 (6–9) 3 (1–5) 57.1%
Referred pain (VAS) 657 6 (2–8) 1.5 (0–4) 75.0%
LBP-related disablity (RMQ) 573 13 (9–17) 6 (2–12) 53.8%
NP-related disability (NDI) 219 40 (30–50) 22 (15–34) 45.0%
  1. NP: Neck pain; TP: Thoracic pain; LBP: Low back pain.
  2. ¥ Median (P25; P75).
  3. ¤ Number of patients who answered the questionnaires at baseline and when discharged.
  4. In patients in whom the variables “referred pain”, “RMQ” and “NDI” were applicable (660 patients who reported having referred pain, 576 who were referred for low back pain, and 235 who were referred for neck pain, respectively).
  5. VAS: Visual Analogue Scale (range from better to worse: 0–10).
  6. RMQ: Roland-Morris Questionnaire (range from better to worse: 0–24).
  7. NDI: Neck Disability Index (range from better to worse: 0–100).