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Table 2 Final model showing patient characteristics demonstrating a relationship with reporting a poor response (GROC ≤ + 1) to the non-surgical multidisciplinary management of LBP. Specifically, not having completed school (compared to having completed Tafe/Trade/University) and a higher Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score significantly increased the odds of a poor response (OR > 1)

From: A multisite longitudinal evaluation of patient characteristics associated with a poor response to non-surgical multidisciplinary management of low back pain in an advanced practice physiotherapist-led tertiary service

Variables Adjusted OR (95% Confidence Intervals) P- Value
Demographic and Social Measures
 Gender (male) 1.53 (0.69–3.36) 0.29
 Highest Level of Education
 Completed Tafe/Trade/ University (yes) Referent  
 Completed Secondary School (yes) 2.16 (0.73–6.38) 0.16
 School Incomplete (yes) 2.67 (1.17–6.09) 0.02
 Work Status
 Employed (yes) Referent  
 Unemployed (yes) 1.34 (0.42–4.27) 0.62
 Retired (yes) 1.03 (0.44–2.4) 0.94
General and Global Health Measures
 Disability Benefits (yes) 1.52 (0.49–4.73) 0.47
 Smoking Status (yes) 1.37 (0.57–3.28) 0.48
Condition Specific Symptoms and Signs
 ODI (per 10/100 points increase in score) 1.33 (1.01–1.77) 0.046
 Symptom Duration (yes, > 12 months) 2.09 (0.79–5.53) 0.14
  1. GROC Global Rating of Change, model C-Statistic (95%) = 0.72 (0.64–0.81)