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Table 4 Distribution of baseline values of potential effect modifiers within each intervention group

From: Potential treatment effect modifiers for manipulative therapy for children complaining of spinal pain.Secondary analyses of a randomised controlled trial

  MT (N = 122) Non-MT (N = 116)
n % n %
SP six months before inclusion
 < =20% of time 103 84% 86 74%
 > 20% of time 6 5% 16 14%
 Missing 13 11% 14 12%
CMP six months before inclusion
 < =20% of time 98 80% 88 76%
 > 20% of time 11 9% 14 12%
 Missing 13 11% 14 12%
EoCC
 Better 73 60% 73 63%
 Worse/same 6 5% 6 5%
 Missing 43 35% 37 32%
NRS baseline
 < =7 111 91% 108 93%
 > 7 11 9% 8 7%
 Missing 0 0% 0 0%
KID
 High QOL 113 93% 103 89%
 Low QOL 9 7% 12 10%
 Missing 0 0% 1 1%
  1. SP Spinal pain, CMP Co-occurring musculoskeletal pain, EoCC Expectation of the Clinical Course, NRS Numerical Rating Scale baseline pain intensity, KID Sum score from KIDScreen questionnaire on quality of life, QoL Quality of Life, MT Manipulative therapy, Non-MT non-manipulative therapy