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Table 1 Summary of Patient Participant Characteristics: Provides a summary of the characteristics of the 20 patients interviewed

From: Patients’ and clinicians’ perspectives on a ‘fast-track’ pathway for patients with sciatica in primary care: qualitative findings from the SCOPiC stratified care trial

Patient ID Age Gender Self-reported occupation type Duration of current symptoms in months at time of interview (4-month follow-up) Leg pain intensity over past 2 weeks (at 4-month follow-up) Self-reported symptoms at 4-month follow-up compared to baseline
*For five patients, symptoms had resolved prior to being interviewed, as indicated below
1 62 F Unemployed due to sciatica 5–6 9/10 Worse
2 36 F Radiographer Symptoms resolved prior to interview, following 3 month duration 0/10 Completely recovered
3 53 M Compliance director 7–10 4/10 Better
4 49 F Pottery worker 7–10 7/10 Same
5 44 M Assistant manager 9–12 7/10 Same
6 60 F Dining hall assistant Symptoms resolved prior to interview, following 3 month duration 3/10 Better
7 64 M Retired 7–10 9/10 Much worse
8 42 M Builder 9–12 10/10 Much worse
9 44 F Early years practitioner 7–10 7/10 Same
10 57 M Pottery worker 5–6 4/10 Better
11 66 M Ambulance driver 6–8 3/10 Better
12 86 F Retired Symptoms resolved prior to interview, following 4 months’ duration 2/10 Much better
13 45 F Data claims manager 5–6 7/10 Better
14 69 F Retired 11–16 6/10 Better
15 55 M Machine driver 5–6 2/10 Better
16 67 F Unpaid carer 7–10 7/10 Same
17 70 F Retired 5–6 6/10 Better
18 67 M Office manager Symptoms resolved prior to interview, following 4 month duration 2/10 Much better
19 46 M Police service staff 5–6 5/10 Better
20 28 M Left skilled labour job due to sciatica Symptoms resolved prior to interview, following 5 month duration 1/10 Completely recovered