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Table 4 Mean Change (SD) in disability and function at twelve month follow-up for treatment groups

From: Sub-classification based specific movement control exercises are superior to general exercise in sub-acute low back pain when both are combined with manual therapy: A randomized controlled trial

  Mean change in score (CI 95 %) Between group difference (CI 95 %) p Mean scores (CI95)    
  SMCE (n = 30) General Exercises (n = 31)    SMCE (n = 30) baseline SMCE twelve months General Exercises (n = 31) baseline General Exercises twelve months
RMDQ −6.9 (-8.4 to -5.4) −5.2 (-5.6 to -3.9 −1.7 (-3.9 to –0.5) <0.01 8.3 (7.1 to 9.4) 1.4 (0.7 to 2.1) 7.5 (6.4 to 8.6) 2.3 (1.4 to 3.2)
PSFS 9.5 (7.6 to 11.5) 6.4 (3.2 to 6.7) 3.1 (0.2 to 6.0) 0.03 13.9 (12.1 to 15.6) 24.0 (22.1 to 25.9) 15.0 (13.5 to 16.4) 22.0 (20.1 to 23.8)
ODI −14.5 (-17.4 to -11.6) −12.4 (-15.6 to -8.7) −2.1 (-6.7 to -2.4) 0.35 22.5 (20.0 to 25.0) 7.1 (4.8 to 9.4) 24.4 (21.7 to 27.2) 11.7 (8.2 to 15.1)
  1. RMDQ Roland-Morris Disablity Questionnaire, PSFS Patient-Specific Functional Scale, ODI Oswestry Disability Index