Table 2

 Between group differences in SF-36v2 physical component score

Time after randomisationMean (standard deviation) score, sample sizeDifference (95% CI)*P
Usual carePhysioDirect
6 weeks41.81 (10.30), 65341.57(10.26), 13320.42 (−0.28 to 1.12)0.24
6 months†44.18 (10.84), 62943.50 (10.94), 1283−0.01 (−0.80 to 0.79)0.99

*Adjusted for outcome at baseline, sex, age, referral problem, and primary care trust.

†Defined as the primary follow-up point.