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Table 3 Outcome scores at baseline, post treatment, 3 and 6 months follow up for completers and intention to treat analysis

From: The effectiveness of motorised lumbar traction in the management of LBP with lumbo sacral nerve root involvement: a feasibility study

  Per protocol analysis Intention to treat analysis
  LT Group (n = 13) Median (IQR) MT Group (n = 10) Median (IQR) LT Group (n = 16) Median (IQR) MT Group (n = 14) Median (IQR)
RMDQ baseline 10 (4.5) 11.5 (8.5) 10 (4.5) 11.5 (8.5)
   after 4 (3) 1.5 (9.5) 4 (5.8) 4 (10.3)
   3 months 2 (8.5) 1 (11.3) 4.5 (10.8) 1 (10.5)
   6 months 4 (9.5) 1.5 (6.8) 4.5 (15.3) 2.5 (14)
MPQ-PRI baseline 20.5 (9) 29 (20) 20.5 (9) 29 (20)
   after 2 (7.5) 9 (16.3) 4 (15.3) 12 (16.5)
   3 months 4 (11) 1 (23) 6 (16.5) 6 (21)
   6 months 5 (16.5) 3 (20.3) 10 (20.5) 6.5 (21)
SF36 PCS baseline 31 (3.6) 36.1 (23.4) 31 (3.6) 36.1 (23.4)
   after 43.9 (13.4) 46.2 (24.1) 38.5 (16.2) 41.1 (21.1)
   3 months 46.3 (17.9) 45.9 (27.4) 41.6 (18.6) 43.2 (24)
   6 months 42.7 (16.7) 50.5 (23) 40 (15) 46 (22)
SF36 MCS baseline 46.5 (17.2) 41.2 (25.8) 46.5 (17.2) 41.2 (25.8)
   after 53.2 (19.3) 50.4 (27) 52 (26.1) 48.3 (25.6)
   3 months 55.2 (24.2) 49.5 (27.7) 49.5 (25.8) 47.3 (21.3)
   6 months 52.6 (18.4) 55 (15) 51.8 (23) 49.8 (19.8)