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Table 2 Predictors study

From: A randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical treatment for cervical radiculopathy

Neurological (sensory abnormality and weakness) [5]
MRI findings (disc herniation, spondylosis, and number of levels involved)
Sickness absence [9]
Patient expectations [47]
Emotional distress
Fear-avoidance beliefs
Severity of primary outcome at the baseline
Primary outcome
Change in the primary outcome of the trial
Number of patients recovered (mean pain scores 0, 1, and 2) or reached the expected outcome at 52 weeks
Number of patients working full time at the 1-year mark (adjusted for absence at the baseline)