Table 2

Number (%) of participants reconsulting, having co-interventions (from GP review) or self reporting visiting practitioners during follow up*

PhysiotherapyInjectionDifference (95% CI)†
*Numbers are cumulative totals during follow up;
†95% confidence interval for the percentage difference.
The case note review data are presented for the 199 participants (101 physiotherapy/98 injection) who gave permission for access to their medical records.
The self reported data are presented for the 196 participants (99 physiotherapy/97 injection) who completed both the six week and six month follow up.
Reconsultation (case note review)
    6 Weeks18 (18)26 (27)−8.7 (−20.1 to 2.9)
    6 Months39 (39)52 (53)−14.4 (−27.5 to −0.6)
Co-interventions (case note review)
    6 Weeks8 (8)12 (12)−4.3 (−13.2 to 4.3)
    6 Months32 (32)40 (41)−9.1 (−22.0 to 4.2)
Seen other practitioner (self reported)
    6 Weeks6 (6)2 (2)4.0 (−2.1 to 10.7)
    6 Months35 (35)43 (44)−9.0 (−22.2 to 4.7)