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Table 2 Questionnaire scores before intervention and at six-months follow up (n = 12)

From: A novel method for neck coordination exercise – a pilot study on persons with chronic non-specific neck pain

  Before intervention
Median (IQR)
Follow up
Median (IQR)
p-value
NDI 22.0 (16.0–31.5) 15.8, (12.0–33.0) 0.061
SES 94.0, (85,1–96.5) 96.3, (87.8–99.4) 0.415
DASH 31.4, (17.2–40.7) 19.6, (10.3–28.4) 0.038*
TSK 13.8, (11,5–20.2) 7.1, (3.7–15.0) 0.013*
SF-36    
   pf 90.0, (75.0–91.3) 90.0, (81.3–95.0) 0.026*
   rp 75.0, (37.5–100) 100, (31.3–100) 0.143
   bp 51.0, (38,8–64.5) 62.0, (36.8–69.5) 0.310
   gh 59.5, (44.3–73.3) 77.0, (56.3–90.8) 0.091
   vt 45.0, (30.0–61.25) 67.5, (46.3–80.0) 0.006**
   sf 68.8, (46.9–87.5) 100, (75.0–100) 0.007**
   re 100, (25.0–100) 100, (75.0–100) 0.496
   mh 76.0, (62.0–89.0) 82.0, (80.0–91.0) 0.066
   pcs 47.6, (38.0–50.4) 48.8, (37.5–52.3) 0.209
   mcs 44.6, (32.8–51.0) 52.8, (48.2–55.8) 0.050
  1. Neck Disability Index (NDI), the Self-Efficacy Scale (SES), the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH), the TAMPA Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK) and the Short Form 36 (SF-36) with its eight dimensions: physical functioning (pf), role limitations due to physical problems (rp), bodily pain (bp), general health perceptions (gh), vitality (vt), social functioning (sf), role limitations due to emotional problems (re) and mental health (mh). Physical component summary (pcs) and mental component summary (mcs) represents the summary measures of SF-36.
  2. *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01.