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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of the Patients

From: Effects of non-surgical decompression therapy in addition to routine physical therapy on pain, range of motion, endurance, functional disability and quality of life versus routine physical therapy alone in patients with lumbar radiculopathy; a randomized controlled trial

Variables Exp. Group (n = 30)
Mean ± SD
RPT Group (n = 30)
Mean ± SD
Total (n = 60)
Mean ± SD
Age (Years) 39.57 ± 5.16 (29–55)a 43.70 ± 10.48 (25–55)a 41.63 ± 8.45
Height (cm) 166.37 ± 10.74 167.23 ± 9.68 166.80 ± 10.14
Weight (kg) 74.20 ± 13.64 72.67 ± 8.34 73.43 ± 11.24
BMI 26.95 ± 5.29 26.19 ± 3.97 26.57 ± 4.65
VAS (0–10) 5.55 ± 0.97 5.18 ± 1.29 5.37 ± 1.15
ODI (0–100) 31.28 ± 11.34 32.27 ± 10.33 31.77 ± 10.76
BME (seconds) 18.94 ± 8.76 21.18 ± 5.77 20.06 ± 7.44
ROM (cm) Flex 3.72 ± 0.81 3.31 ± 0.77 3.51 ± 0.81
ROM (cm) Ext. 1.73 ± 0.78 1.58 ± 0.59 1.66 ± 0.69
SF-36-PF 50.43 ± 17.33 49.67 ± 9.91 50.05 ± 14.00
SF-36-RP 51.50 ± 8.84 47.53 ± 9.09 49.52 ± 9.11
SF-36-BP 38.20 ± 9.56 39.08 ± 10.01 38.64 ± 9.71
SF-36-GH 28.50 ± 7.89 30.47 ± 12.60 29.48 ± 10.47
SF-36-VT 51.58 ± 19.25 45.80 ± 12.50 48.69 ± 16.35
SF-36-SF 44.50 ± 16.05 44.33 ± 14.49 44.42 ± 15.16
SF-36-RE 47.50 ± 9.45 49.00 ± 10.31 48.25 ± 9.83
SF-36-MH 55.07 ± 19.95 56.80 ± 13.22 55.93 ± 16.80
  1. RPT Routine Physical Therapy, BMI Body mass index, VAS Visual analogue scale, ODI Oswestry disability index, BME Back muscle endurance, ROM Range of motion, aValues in parentheses are range, Flex Flexion, Ext. Extension, SF-36 Short Form 36 item survey, PF Physical Functioning, RP Role Limitation due to Physical Problems, BP Bodily Pain, GH General Health, VT Vitality, SF Social functioning, RE Role limitation due to Emotional Problems, MH Mental health