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Table 2 The second part of the construction of the dependent variable: the accuracy of patient expectations (too low expectations, accurate expectations and too high expectations).(N = 469)

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

  Goal was not achieved Goal was achieved Results were better than goal
Pain increased Pain is stable Pain decreased Pain has gone Pain increased Pain is stable Pain decreased Pain has gone Pain increased Pain is stable Pain decreased Pain has gone
Patient expected more 29b 54b 12b 0 0 23c 52c 1c 0 0 23c 0
Patient expectations matched results 6a 11a 13a 0 0 22b 51b 1b 0 0 24c 0
Patient expected less 0 8a 8a 0 0 4a 79a 5a 0 0 42b 1b
  1. aToo low expectations compared to treatment goals and treatment results
  2. bAccurate expectations compared to treatment goals and treatment results
  3. cToo high expectations compared to treatment goals and treatment results