Table 4 Reported pain intensity by various coping strategies

From: Musculoskeletal neck and back pain in undergraduate dental students at a UK dental school — a cross-sectional study

  Overall pain VAS score mean (sd) Worst pain VAS score mean (sd)
Strategy used Not used P Strategy used Not used P
Stretching N = 171 3.97 (1.71) 3.60 (1.77) 0.052 5.94 (2.00) 5.09 (2.14) 0.001
Yoga N = 59 4.15 (1.81) 3.73 (1.72) 0.128 6.16 (2.23) 5.42 (2.05) 0.023
Weights N = 72 3.89 (1.58) 3.78 (1.80) 0.513 6.03 (1.87) 5.42 (2.15) 0.043
Loupes N = 33 3.71 (1.59) 3.82 (1.77) 0.777 5.73 (2.17) 5.54 (2.10) 0.61