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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of included patients

From: Recovery trajectories in common musculoskeletal complaints by diagnosis contra prognostic phenotypes

  Total cohort (n = 147)
Female n % 107 (73)
Age mean (SD) 45 (15)
Education n (%)
 Primary school or less 3 (2)
 High school 55 (37)
 Up to 4 years of higher education 55 (37)
 More than 4 years of higher education 32 (22)
 Unknown 2 (1)
Pain duration n (%)a
 0–4 weeks 9 (6)
 4–11 weeks 29 (20)
 3–6 months 26 (18)
 6–12 months 18 (13)
 Over 1 year 61 (43)
Pain intensity (0–10)b mean (SD) 5.0 (2.2)
PSFS (0–10)b,c mean (SD) 3.8 (2.1)
Main problem area n (%)
 Neck 40 (27)
 Shoulder 48 (33)
 Back 31 (21)
 Complex 28 (19)
LCA classes n (%)
 Class 1 21 (14)
 Class 2 49 (33)
 Class 3 35 (24)
 Class 4 26 (18)
 Class 5 16 (11)
  1. an = 143
  2. bn = 146
  3. cPSFS Patient Specific Functional Scale. Scored on a 11-point scale from 0 (unable to perform) to 10 (able to perform at prior level)