Table 2

Characteristics of the two groups during the intervention

NO (n=46)FULL (n=48)p Value (Mann-Whitney U test)
Nine patients did not fill in their diaries during the intervention. *Sum of visual analogue scales for days 1–4.
Hours of bed rest
    Mean (range) during days 1–1026 (0–261)57 (14–102)
    Excluding two patients with extreme bed rest duration (260 and 158 hours)17 (0–72)
Difficulty complying with advice*71.01180.47
    Median (5 and 95 percentiles)(0–391)(0–363)