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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Influence of an outpatient multidisciplinary pain management program on the health-related quality of life and the physical fitness of chronic pain patients

  mean (n)
Number of patients 36
women: men 22:14
Age (years) 48 ± 2.0
minimum-maximum 29–72
Duration of pain ± SEM (months) 74 ± 17.4
minimum-maximum 4–480
Diagnoses n (%)*
Degenerative and other non-inflammatory spinal column diseases:  
Cervical disease: cervicovertebral syndrome 8 (26)
   cervicospondylogenic syndrome 6 (19)
   cervical compression syndrome 0 (0)
Thoracic disease: thoracovertebral syndrome 0 (0)
   thoracospondylogenic syndrome 1 (3)
   thoracic compression syndrome 0 (0)
Lumbar disease: lumbovertebral syndrome 12 (39)
   lumbar spondylogenic syndrome 6 (19)
   radicular compression syndrome 2 (6)
State following disc surgery / discopathy 7 (23)
Osteochondrosis 1 (3)
Soft tissue rheumatism 3 (10)
Systemic inflammatory joint and spinal column diseases 3 (10)
Osteoporosis 1 (3)
Other origins: constitutional weakness of connective tissue (ligament insufficiency) 1 (3)
Somatisation disorder, impairment of coping with pain 10 (32)
Psychogenic problems (depression, phobia, migraine, etc.) 8 (26)
Psychogenic stress disorders 5 (16)
Various reasons for premature discontinuation of IOPP:  
   • Incompatible ideas on concept of pain program  
   • Work overload  
   • Severe pain  
   • Physician prescribed exclusion (e.g. following acquired disc hernia)  
  1. * Multiple quotations are possible