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Table 2 Distribution of SDR for each instrument with an anchor-based MID

From: Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: the need to present minimal important differences units in meta-analyses

MBT vs Usual Care Median SDR Minimum SDR Maximum SDR
Short-term (studies with established MID, n = 6/9)
 NRS (n = 2) 1.256 1.053 1.460
 VAS 0–10 cm (n = 4) 0.698 0.638 0.938
 Overall (n = 6) 0.826 0.638 1.460
Medium-term (studies with established MID, n = 5/6)
 NRS (n = 2) 0.931 0.909 0.952
 VAS 0–10 cm (n = 3) 0.682 0.622 0.789
 Overall (n = 5) 0.789 0.622 0.952
Long-term (studies with established MID, n = 7/7)
 NRS (n = 3) 0.909 0.769 0.952
 VAS 0–10 cm (n = 4) 0.732 0.560 1.071
 Overall (n = 7) 0.769 0.560 1.071