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Table 2 Subject characteristics and clinical features

From: Evidence for a general stiffening motor control pattern in neck pain: a cross sectional study

  Neck pain patients n = 75 Healthy controls n = 91 p
Age 43.1 (12.9) 40.8 /13.8) 0.28
Gender (male/female 20/55 43/48 0.01
Body mass index 24.9 (4.7) 25.0 (3.5) 0.9
Current neck pain (NRS: 0-10) 4.6 (1.4) N/A  
Worst neck pain last month (NRS: 0-10) 7.4 (1.5) N/A  
Duration of neck pain, n (%)   N/A  
< 3 months 7 (9%)   
3-6 months 13 (17%)   
> 6 months 55 (74%)   
Neck Disability Index (0-100) 31.2 (11.6) N/A  
TSK (13-52) 24.4 (4.3) N/A  
PCS (0-52) 12.9 (8.5) N/A  
PSEQ (0-60) 44.3 (10.0) N/A  
Concurrent low back pain, n (%) 20 (27%) N/A  
Self-rated general health, n (%)   N/A  
Poor 0 (0)   
Fair 36 (48%)   
Good 37 (49%)   
Very good 2 (3%)   
Frequency physical activity, n(%)   N/A  
< once per week 10 (12%)   
1-3 days per week 51 (68%)   
4-7 days per week 14 (19)   
Use of analgesica, n (%) 38 (51) N/A  
  1. Mean (SD), unless otherwise stated.
  2. NRS = Numerical Rating Scale. TSK = Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia. PCS = Pain Catastrophizing Scale. PSES = Pain Self Efficacy Questionnaire. N/A = Not applicable.