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Table 1 Baseline charateristics of participants.

From: Supervised and non-supervised Nordic walking in the treatment of chronic low back pain: a single blind randomized clinical trial

  Supervised NW Unsupervised NW Advice
n 45 46 45
Age (years) 49.2 (11.1) 45.4 (10.8) 45.5 (11.0)
% female 77.5 69.1 68.2
Current smoker % 28.9 30.9 40.9
Low Back Pain Rating Scale, pain* 46.1 (16.6) 50.7 (21.8) 47.3 (18.2)
Low Back Pain rating Scale, function* 44.4 (18.1) 47.3 (15.2) 48.9 (17.6)
Patient Specific Function Scale* 18.4 (6.1) 20.1 (4.2) 17.3 (5.4)
EQ5D* 67.5 (16.5) 62.7 (16.1) 63.9 (16.8)
On sick leave %** 47.4 60.0 63.6
Pain medication almost daily % 56.4 70.0 69.8
Expectation of treatment    
To which randomized 1.2 (0.5) 2.12 (0.8) 2.21 (0.9)
   - Supervised NW 1.2 (0.5) 1.3 (0.5) 1.5 (0.7)
   - Unsupervised NW 1.9 (0.7) 2.1 (0.8) 2.1 (0.7)
   - Advice to remain active 2.26 (0.8) 2.54 (0.8) 2.21 (0.9)
  1. *0-100 scale
  2. ** 2/1/0 participants excluded due to no labor market affiliation