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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for the strength training group (N = 34) and the stretching group (N = 23)

From: Evaluation of pain and function after two home exercise programs in a clinical trial on women with chronic neck pain - with special emphasises on completers and responders

  STRENGTH n STRETCH n p-value
  Median (25, 75 percentile)   Median (25, 75 percentile)   
Age (years) 46 (40, 50) 34 42 (33, 47) 23 0.268
Pain duration (years) 10 (6, 15) 32 6 (4, 13) 22 0.053
Pain intensity neck (NRS) 6 (4, 7) 33 5 (4, 6) 23 0.538
Pain intensity shoulder (NRS) 4 (3, 6) 33 5 (3, 7) 23 0.873
Function (NDI) 13 (10, 18) 33 14 (11, 18) 22 0.897
  1. NRS = Numeric Rating Scale, NDI = Neck Disability Index.
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