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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and clinical variables at baseline for the two groups; mean values (standard deviations)

From: Assessment of a taping method combined with manual therapy as a treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain – a randomized controlled trial

  Standard Care Medi-Taping
N = 54 N = 56
Gender (% female) 68.5 69.6
Age (M;SD) 52.5 (13.63) 52.4 (12.81)
Weight 77.3 (16.80) 75.4 (18.58)
Height 171.5 (9.58) 171.6 (7.93)
Family status %
 married 63 69.6
 divorced 14.8 8.9
 single 11.1 16.1
 living separate 7.4 3.6
Living %
 alone 22.6 23.2
 With partner 66 71.4
 Shared flat 7.5 5.4
 With parents 3.8 0
Education %
 In education   
 Basic schooling (9 years) 22.2 14.3
 GSCE (10 years) 37 35.7
 A-level (12–13 years) 40.7 50
Visual Analogue Score (pain) 5.66 (1.624) 5.17 (1.880)
Chronic Pain Grading 1.87 (0.702) 1.71 (0.756)
Oswestry Disability Q. (function) 41.20 (12.609) 42.24 (13.245)
Quality of Life (PLC) 15.32 (3.395) 15.65 (3.087)
Leg Length Difference 8.51 (5.657) 7.77 (5.271)
Finger-to-Floor Distance 8.86 (9.116) 6.67 (10.609)
Schober Sign 14.49 (1.065) 14.54 (1.416)