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Table 3 Comparing NRS- and BQN-Scores at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year between male and female Chiropractors

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

  Patients of Male DCs mean (SD) Patients of Female DCs mean (SD) p-value
At 1 week NRS neck score 3.628 (SD 2.265) 3.407 (SD 2.335) 0.222
At 1 week BQ1 (pain) 4.529 (SD 2.160) 4.517 (SD 2.252) 0.943
At 1 week BQ2 (disability in ADL) 2.983 (SD 2.629) 2.978 (SD 2.740) 0.984
At 1 week BQ3 (disability in social activities) 2.298 (SD 2.857) 2.472 (SD 3.047) 0.455
At 1 week BQ4 (anxiety) 4.052 (SD 2.701) 3.924 (SD 2.799) 0.554
At 1 week BQ5 (depression) 2.081 (SD 2.638) 2.175 (SD 2.796) 0.657
At 1 week BQ6 (work-related fear avoidance) 3.529 (SD 2.874) 3.709 (SD 3.035) 0.446
At 1 week BQ7 (pain locus of control) 4.571 (SD 3.023) 4.518 (SD 3.081) 0.828
At 1 week BQ total score 24.060 (SD 13.172) 24.357 (SD 14.309) 0.783
At 1 month NRS neck score 2.879 (SD 2.249) 2.442 (SD 2.146) 0.008*
At 1 month BQ1 (pain) 3.043 (SD 2.175) 2.720 (SD 2.135) 0.046*
At 1 month BQ2 (disability in ADL) 1.787 (SD 2.375) 1.330 (SD 2.135) 0.007*
At 1 month BQ3 (disability in social activities) 1.348 (SD 2.384) 1.003 (SD 2.131) 0.044*
At 1 month BQ4 (anxiety) 2.572 (SD 2.736) 2.240 (SD 2.579) 0.099
At 1 month BQ5 (depression) 1.401 (SD 2.352) 1.156 (SD 2.206) 0.156
At 1 month BQ6 (work-related fear avoidance) 2.630 (SD 2.741) 2.301 (SD 2.745) 0.115
At 1 month BQ7 (pain locus of control) 3.516 (SD 3.197) 3.033 (SD 3.263) 0.048*
At 1 month BQ total score 16.324 (SD 13.742) 13.765 (SD 13.148) 0.012*
At 3 months NRS neck score 2.402 (SD 2.308) 1.866 (SD 2.084) 0.002*
At 3 months BQ1 (pain) 2.562 (SD 2.403) 2.016 (SD 2.105) 0.002*
At 3 months BQ2 (disability in ADL) 1.225 (SD 2.024) 0.891 (SD 1.771) 0.022*
At 3 months BQ3 (disability in social activities) 0.762 (SD 1.781) 0.483 (SD 1.486) 0.027*
At 3 months BQ4 (anxiety) 2.005 (SD 2.515) 1.660 (SD 2.370) 0.066
At 3 months BQ5 (depression) 1.066 (SD 2.092) 0.869 (SD 1.886) 0.199
At 3 months BQ6 (work-related fear avoidance) 1.858 (SD 2.535) 1.964 (SD 2.694) 0.601
At 3 months BQ7 (pain locus of control) 2.787 (SD 3.043) 2.266 (SD 2.789) 0.021*
At 3 months BQ total score 12.274 (SD 12.527) 10.119 (SD 11.531) 0.020*
At 6 months NRS neck score 2.191 (SD 2.235) 1.949 (SD 2.155) 0.151
At 6 months BQ1 (pain) 2.292 (SD 2.307) 2.067 (SD 2.271) 0.199
At 6 months BQ2 (disability in ADL) 1.081 (SD 1.965) 0.857 (SD 1.713) 0.115
At 6 months BQ3 (disability in social activities) 0.700 (SD 1.742) 0.478 (SD 1.542) 0.080
At 6 months BQ4 (anxiety) 1.949 (SD 2.491) 1.639 (SD 2.352) 0.097
At 6 months BQ5 (depression) 1.119 (SD 2.183) 0.860 (SD 1.913) 0.103
At 6 months BQ6 (work-related fear avoidance) 2.045 (SD 2.735) 1.747 (SD 2.532) 0.147
At 6 months BQ7 (pain locus of control) 2.511 (SD 2.956) 2.197 (SD 2.832) 0.162
At 6 months BQ total score 11.675 (SD 12.739) 9.822 (SD 11.956) 0.051
At 1 year NRS neck score 2.155 (SD 2.278) 1.833 (SD 2.182) 0.066
At 1 year BQ1 (pain) 2.283 (SD 2.341) 2.051 (SD 2.281) 0.200
At 1 year BQ2 (disability in ADL) 0.978 (SD 1.882) 0.831 (SD 1.870) 0.316
At 1 year BQ3 (disability in social activities) 0.595 (SD 1.621) 0.524 (SD 1.691) 0.581
At 1 year BQ4 (anxiety) 2.267 (SD 2.782) 1.902 (SD 2.595) 0.085
At 1 year BQ5 (depression) 1.057 (SD 2.105) 0.892 (SD 2.016) 0.309
At 1 year BQ6 (work-related fear avoidance) 1.892 (SD 2.652) 1.763 (SD 2.609) 0.534
At 1 year BQ7 (pain locus of control) 2.231 (SD 2.825) 2.017 (SD 2.709) 0.330
At 1 year BQ total score 11.322 (SD 12.542) 9.967 (SD 12.503) 0.167
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, SD standard deviation, NRS numerical rating scale, BQ Bournemouth Question, DC Doctor of Chiropractic, ADL activities of daily living. Italic and bold = p < 0.05