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Table 1 The first part of the construction of the dependent variable: the merger of the responses to the patient reported outcome question and the treatment goals. (N = 585)

From: Entertaining accurate treatment expectations while suffering from chronic pain: an exploration of treatment expectations and the relationship with patient- provider communication

  Goal is complete recovery Goal is decrease in pain Goal is to stabilise pain
The pain has gone 9b 1c 0c
The pain has (slightly) decreased 36a 238b 110c
The pain is stable 6a 83a 61b
The pain has (slightly) increased 2a 23a 16a
  1. aGoal was not achieved
  2. bGoal was achieved
  3. cResults were better than treatment goal