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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample according to the intervention groups

From: Health related quality of life improvement in chronic non-specific neck pain: secondary analysis from a single blinded, randomized clinical trial

Variable Control Group (N = 64) Deep dry needling group (N = 64)
Mean (SD) or N (%) Mean (SD) or N (%)
Age 52 (16.6) 48 (15.7)
Sex = female 45 (70.3%) 36 (56.3%)
Working status 53 (83%) 55 (86%)
Osteopenia 5 (8%) 5 (8%)
Osteoporosis 2 (3.1%) 1 (1.6%)
Arthrosis 14 (21.9%) 13 (20.3%)
Body mass index 26.3 (4.3) 26.2 (4.6)
HRQoL (SF-36)   
 Physical Function 72.3 (19.6) 79.2 (14.5)
 Physical Role 12.9 (11.7) 11.1 (11.2)
 Bodily Pain 45.1 (22.5) 59.6 (24.2)
 General Health 56(16.4) 59(15.7)
 Vitality 54.1(20.8) 56.7(19.8)
 Social Function 82.2(16.6) 83.0(15.5)
 Emotional Role 16.9(11.6) 19.0(9.2)
 Mental Health 69.1(14.9) 64.6(17.8)
 SF-36 PSC 40.9(8) 43.8(4.1)
 SF-36 MSC 40.8(6.6) 38.8(7.3)
  1. SD standard deviation, HRQoL Health-Related Quality of Life, SF-36 PSC Physical Component Summary, SF-36 MSC Mental Component Summary