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Table 1 Transition question responses

From: Primary outcome measure use in back pain trials may need radical reassessment

ID Age Ethnicity Gender Employment Leg pain RMDQ RMDQ RMDQ TQ LBP TQ Discordance
       baseline follow-up change   daily tasks  
1 63 White British Female Retired No 15 12 -3 4 4 – –
2 70 White British Female Retired Yes 11 13 2 3 3 ++
3 57 White British Female Full Time No 17 16 -1 3 3 00
4 61 White British Female Part Time No 14 2 -12 3 3 – –
5 45 White British Female Full Time Yes 10 4 -6 3 3 – –
6 47 White British Female Part Time No 11 7 -4 3 4 0-
7 23 Asian British Female Full Time Yes 11 12 1 4 4 00
8 74 White British Female Retired No 12 11 -1 3 3 00
9 49 Asian British Female Full Time No 18 8 -10 3 2 -0
10 57 White British Female Part Time Yes 12 10 -2 3 3 00
11 58 White British Female Unassigned No 12 10 -2 3 3 00
12 64 White British Female Unassigned Yes 18 6 -12 3 2 -0
13 58 White British Male Not working Yes 19 19 0 ND ND ND
14 54 White British Male Full Time No 6 2 -4 2 2 ++
15 55 White British Male Retired Yes 14 0 -14 2 2 00
16 67 White British Female Retired Yes 8 7 -1 3 2 0+
17 57 White British Female Full Time Yes 7 16 9 7 7 00
18 56 White British Female Part Time Yes 11 4 -7 2 2 00
19 73 White British Female Retired No 10 10 0 4 4 00
20 64 White British Female Retired Yes 15 16 1 4 4 ++
21 65 White British Female Retired Yes 4 2 -2 4 4 – –
22 34 White British Female Not working No 4 0 -4 2 2 00
23 37 Asian Male Not working Yes 17 17 0 6 5 – –
24 65 White Cypriot Male Part Time No 14 11 -3 3 3 00
25 42 White British Male Full Time No 2 0 -2 2 7 +-
26 20 White British Male Not working No 14 19 5 7 6 00
27 48 White British Female Not working No 7 8 1 3 3 ++
28 40 White British Female Full Time No 7 0 -7 2 2 00
29 48 White British Female Part Time No 12 10 -2 4 4 – –
30 59 White British Female Not working Yes 19 20 1 4 4 00
31 74 White British Female Retired No 12 14 2 4 4 ++
32 45 Black British Female Unassigned Yes 12 10 -2 3 3 00
33 63 White British Female Retired No 6 4 -2 3 4 00
34 64 White British Female Retired No 11 9 -2 5 5 – –
35 31 Mixed Male Full Time Yes 14 6 -8 2 2 00
  1. Concordance rule details: No change = within 1 points of 0; Slightly <5 points in concordant direction (i.e >0); Much >= 5 points in concordant direction; Character 1 = LBP, Character 2 = tasks; - = TQ less optimistic than RMDQ change score; + = TQ more optimistic than RMDQ change score; ND = No Data/datum. For example, a participant with a discordance status of ++ indicates a more optimistic response to both transition questions relative to the RMDQ change score. A participant with status 0- would be concordant with respect to the TQ that is worded in terms of LBP, but would have a less optimistic daily task TQ as compared to the RMDQ change score. TQ anchors 1=Completely better; 2=Much better; 3=Slightly better; 4=No change, 5=Slightly worse, 6=Much worse; 7=Vastly worse. Asian or Asian British Indian. Black or Black British African. White and Afro-American.