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Table 4 Disparity between men and women in perceived pain and disability

From: Sex and gender disparity in pathology, disability, referral pattern, and wait time for surgery in workers with shoulder injury

Variables (Min/Max) Women Mean (SD) Men Mean (SD) Statistics P values
ESPA group
NPRS (0/10) 5.9 (2) 5.7(2) ttest = 1.42, p = 0.15
Quick DASH (0/100) 58(22) 54(33) ttest = 2.27, p = 0.02
ESPA subgroup referred for surgical consultation
NPRS (0/10) 6.24 (2) 5.95(2) ttest = 0.70, p = 0.40
Quick DASH (0/100) 65 (21) 58(19) ttest = 2.08, p = 0.04
Independent Surgical group
VAS (0/10) 6.7 (2) 6.7(2) ttest = 0.2, p = 0.81
ASES (0/100) 34(16) 33(15) ttest = 0.39, p = 0.70
  1. ASES American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, ESPA Early Shoulder Physician Assessment, FET Fisher’s Exact Test, Quick DASH Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand, NPRS Numeric Pain Rating Scale