Exercise

54%

Improve with treatment

40%

Improve with control

6%

Do not Improve

What does improve mean?

An example of a 30% reduction in pain scores is a decrease from 6 to 4 on a 10 point pain scale

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How many people will improve?

94%

Improvement by treatment or placebo

6%

No Improvement

Exercise Harms

Withdrawal due to Adverse Events
1.3%
0% (placebo)

Other Considerations

  • Consider pedometers with specific exercise goals. Type of activity is not important.
  • Approximate cost (CAD) varies on types of exercise and equipment involved.

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