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Table 2 Usual, desired, expected, and successful outcome domain distributions for total data distributions

From: Patient-defined desired outcome, success criteria, and expectation in outpatient physical therapy: a longitudinal assessment

Domain Level Pretreatment Meana (SD) Post-treatment Meana (SD) t P
Pain Usual Levels 42.1 (28.1) 21.3 (23.5) 11.4 .001
Desired Levels 5.2 (14.2)    
Expected Levels 11.8 (18.5)    
Success Levels 13.9 (18.8) 14.6 (23.3) –.34 .735
Fatigue Usual Levels 31.5 (27.3) 17.8 (22.9) 8.1 .001
Desired Levels 5.5 (12.9)    
Expected Levels 12.7 (18.7)    
Success Levels 13.9 (17.6) 12.5 (20.6) .71 .482
Emotional Distress Usual Levels 25.7 (27.1) 12.4 (20.1) 8.6 .001
Desired Levels 4.0 (11.5)    
Expected Levels 8.3 (15.8)    
Success Levels 9.3 (15.4) 9.5 (19.7) –.09 .932
Interference with Daily Activities Usual Levels 46.7 (31.3) 21.8 (25.4) 9.7 .001
Desired Levels 6.2 (19.3)    
Expected Levels 10.3 (18.8)    
Success Levels 12 (19.5) 10.6 (20.9) .72 .476
  1. aNumerical rating scale = 0–100