Table 2

Severity of the pain and the disability during the follow up for patients whose index episode had not yet ended

Pain2-160
Median IQR (missing)
Disability2-160
Median IQR (missing)
NumberDrop outs2-151
Index visit25 (15–34 (42))13 (8–16 (22))443
Time after index visit
4 weeks16 (9–23 (26)) 320  0
12 weeks 9 (5–17 (19))   5 (1–10 (6))14826
24 weeks 8 (3–15 (8)) 3 (1–9 (2)) 7143
36 weeks11 (2–23 (5)) 5 (1–13 (1)) 4150
52 weeks10 (5–16 (4))  6 (2–10 (2)) 2554
  • 2-160 Visual analogue scale for pain, 50 point scale, Roland disability scale, 24 point scale.

  • n=Number of patients whose index episode had not yet ended.

  • 2-151 Drop outs=the number of drop outs before the end of the index episode.