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Table 2 Comparison of proportion of patients ‘improved’, ‘not improved’ and ‘worse’ based on PGIC responses

From: Comparison of treatment outcomes in neck pain patients depending on the sex of the chiropractor: a prospective outcome study

  PGIC Male DC’s Female DC’s p-value
At 1 week improved 56.5% 54.6% 0.863
not improved 43.5% 45.4%
worse 4.3% 4.2% 1.000
At 1 month improved 69.2% 76.7% 0.035*
not improved 30.8% 23.3%
worse 3.8% 1.8% 0.161
At 3 months improved 74.9% 81.4% 0.053
not improved 25.1% 18.6%
worse 4.8% 1.2% 0.012*
At 6 months improved 78.0% 78.6% 0.840
not improved 22.0% 21.4%
worse 2.9% 2.2% 0.710
At 1 year improved 81.3% 80.6% 0.957
Not improved 18.7% 19.4%
worse 3.3% 2.7% 1.000
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, PGIC Patient’s Global Impression of Change, DC Doctor of Chiropractic. Italic and bold = p < 0.05