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Table 1 Description of the subjects in the study

From: Patient perspectives on interventional pain management: thematic analysis of a qualitative interview study

Age (years) Pain duration (years) Pain localization Cause Previous treatments received Procedures received on the ward EQ-5D index change from first visit Clinically significant change in EQ-5D index (difference > 0.1)
30–40 12 T, L N Phys, Med, Fusion MBB, RF, ia, LBB + 0.707 +
> 60 5 H, C N Phys, Med, PRP MBB, RF, IL + 0.094 0
40–50 4 C, L N Phys, Med, PRP MBB, RF −0.069 0
50–60 40 L, O N Phys, Med, PRP MBB, RF, ia −0.104
20–30 2 L T Phys, Med MBB, ia, RF, TF   
50–60 20 C, T, L T Phys, Med, PRP, CII, MBB, RF MBB, RF, ia, LBB, Symp + 0.173 +
50–60 30 L N Phys, Med, Fusion, DCS, MBB MBB, RF + 0.568 +
50–60 17 H, C, L R Phys, Med, TP MBB, IL, RF, ia + 0.258 +
40–50 17 L N Phys, Med MBB, IL, RF, TF, Symp, ia 0.000 0
50–60 15 H, C R Phys, Med, PRP, Fusion, TP MBB, RF + 0.167 +
50–60 3 L N Phys, Med MBB, RF + 0.263 +
40–50 6 C, T N Phys, Med, Fusion, TP MBB, RF + 0.601 +
40–50 2 L R Phys, Med, PRP MBB, ia, RF, Symp −0.327
50–60 3 T N Phys, Med, PRP MBB, RF + 0.033 0
40–50 4 L T Phys, Med, PRP MBB, RF, ia + 0.264 +
50–60 18 C, T R Phys, Med, MBB, pulsed-RF MBB, RF + 0.263 +
50–60 3 H, C, L N Phys, Med, MBB, pulsed-RF MBB, RF + 0.071 0
50–60 4 L N Phys, Med, PRP MBB, RF + 0.601 +
50–60 25 C, T, L T Phys, Med, Fusion MBB, RF, IL, ia, TF, + 0.105 +
  1. H headache, C cervical pain, L lumbar pain, T thoracic pain, O other pain localizations, R road traffic accident, T other trauma, N no trauma, Phys physiotherapy, Med medication (usually paracetamol, NSAIDs, opioids, gabapentin, and pregabalin and/or amitriptyline), PRP pain rehabilitation program, MBB medial branch blocks to diagnose zygapophyseal joint pain, LBB lateral branch blocks to diagnose sacroiliac joint pain, NB peripheral nerve block, RF conventional radiofrequency denervation, pulsed-RF nerve stimulation with pulsed radiofrequency current, IL interlaminar nerve root block, TR transforaminal nerve root block, Fusion surgery with vertebral fusion, DCS dorsal column stimulation, ia intraarticular injections, CII continuous intrathecal opioid infusion, Symp nerve block of sympathetic nervous system, TP trigger point injections