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Table 1 Demographic and baseline statistics by treatment group. AR = active rehabilitation; MT = manual therapy; NSLBP = non-specific low back pain; VAS = visual analogue scale; PRI = pain rated index; RMQ Roland Morris Questionnaire.

From: A comparison of manual therapy and active rehabilitation in the treatment of non specific low back pain with particular reference to a patient's Linton & Hallden psychological screening score: a pilot study

  AR Group MT Group p
Number 19 20  
Age (range, median, mean ± sd) 18–63, 42 29–66,48 0.401
  43.0 ± 13.3 46.4 ± 12.1  
Gender (male : female) 8 male : 11 female 12 male : 8 female 0.351
Employment status 11 employed 14 employed 0.396
  1 unemployed 0 unemployed  
  6 retired 3 retired  
  1 sick leave 3 sick leave  
Chronicity (weeks since onset of NSLBP) 7–312, 20 7–208, 24 0.355
Range, median, Mean ± sd 47.8 ± 71.4 41.8 ± 46.2  
Linton & Hallden Score 61–149, 106 60–150, 103.5 0.989
Range, median, mean ± sd 105.7 ± 23.7 106.3 ± 24.6  
High or low 9 low, 10 high 10 low, 10 high  
VAS (Range, median, Mean ± sd) 2–100, 42 2–70, 46.5 0.934
  41 ± 25.3 41.6 ± 18.9  
PRI (Range, median, Mean ± sd) 1–25, 11 2–38,15 0.235
  11.7 ± 6.3 15.1 ± 8.9  
RMQ (Range, median, Mean ± sd) 2–17, 9 2–21, 7 0.270
  9.2 ± 4.3 8.0 ± 5.3  
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