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Table 3 Functional outcomes

From: Back pain outcomes in primary care following a practice improvement intervention:- a prospective cohort study

Outcome (possible change) Median change Significance
  Cohort 1 Cohort 2 (2-sided p)
Pain severity (/9) -4.0 -4.0 0.864
Symptom frequency scale (Deyo 1988)    
Back pain bothersomeness -1.0 -1.5 0.625
Interference with work -2.0 -1.5 0.675
Life impact (/4) -1.0 -1.0 0.364
Cut down activity (/28 -2.0 -5.0 0.252
Cut down work (/28) -1.0 -1.0 0.607
SF-12 subscales    
   General health (/4) 0.0 0.0 0.180
   Interference with normal work (/4) -1.0 -1.0 0.298
   Feeling calm (/4) 0.0 0.0 0.891
   Having energy (/4) 0.0 -1.0 0.190
   Feeling downhearted (/4) 0.0 -1.0 0.151