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Table 5 Outcomes and outcome measurements identified in the ‘Resource-use/ economic impact’ domain for PGP and LPP respectively

From: Outcomes and outcomes measurements used in intervention studies of pelvic girdle pain and lumbopelvic pain: a systematic review

Resources Used/ Economic Impact PGP studies (n = 33) LPP studies (n = 74)
Sick leave/ temporary occupational incapacity Not specified [23,24,25] Self-report [47] Diary [26] Questionnaire [26] Not specified [54, 56,57,58, 93,94,95,96] Reduction in requirements [59] Self-report [12, 60, 61, 97, 106, 107] Registered by two obstetricians at each visit [85] Questionnaire [98] Likert scale [62]
Analgesia use Not specified [115] Over the counter and prescribed [86] Not specified [22, 63, 93, 112, 114] Diary [64] Self-report [56, 62, 85, 87]
Cost   Cost diary (physical activities, healthcare utilisation, sick days) [18] Time of work for appointments, how work was covered, time impact of treatment on other activities, child care costs, accompanied appointments, mode of transport, transport costs [86] Incremental cost per day without pain (including direct and indirect costs) [108]
Work performance   Work status, time taken off work because of LBP, performance at work [86]
Healthcare utilisation   Consultations, investigations and treatments [86] Questionnaire [87]