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Table 4 Percentage of health professionals able to identify factors related to non-recovery at baseline and post-intervention

From: Compliance with clinical guidelines for whiplash improved with a targeted implementation strategy: a prospective cohort study

Factor Baseline % Post intervention % Sig (McNemar)
High initial pain intensity1 35.1 61.7 <0.0001
High initial disability1 20.2 55.3 <0.0001
Demographic factors2 8.5 18.1 0.180
Crash related factors2 7.4 9.6 1
Radiographic factors2 5.3 1.1 0.375
Prior history2 16.0 5.3 0.453
Compensation factors2 8.5 8.5 1
Psychological distress2 45.7 33.0 0.486
  1. 1Considered an adverse prognostic indicator in the guidelines. Note that high initial pain intensity could be measured by a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and high initial disability by any of the recommended disability measures in the guidelines, such as the Neck Disability Index.
  2. 2Not considered an adverse prognostic indicator in the guidelines.