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Table 3 Outcome measures

From: Specific treatment of problems of the spine (STOPS): design of a randomised controlled trial comparing specific physiotherapy versus advice for people with subacute low back disorders

Outcome measure Measurement point (weeks)
Primary outcome measures  
1. Oswestry Disability Index V2.1 with "sex life" question replaced by a "work/housework" question 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
2. Numerical rating scale for back pain (0-10) 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
3. Numerical rating scale for leg pain (0-10) 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
Secondary outcome measures  
1. Global rating of change scale (7-point Likert scale) 5, 10, 26, 52
2. Satisfaction with physiotherapy treatment (5-point Likert scale) 5, 10, 26, 52
3. Satisfaction with results of physiotherapy treatment (5-point Likert scale) 5, 10, 26, 52
4. Number of work days missed in the last 30 days 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
5. Interference with work or housework in the past week (5-point Likert scale) 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
6. Quality of life (EuroQol-5D) 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
7. Orebro musculoskeletal pain questionnaire 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
8. Sciatica frequency scale 0, 5, 10, 26, 52
9. Sciatica bothersomeness scale 0, 5, 10, 26, 52