20) As a check on generalizability, primary comparisons between the online and clinic data were computed for age and domains of NIH-CPSI (quality of life pain, urinary), and the PHQ-9.
The online group reported greater distress and NIH-CPSI symptoms, but both groups showed trends where most reported improved symptoms like mood, pain, muscle spasms and sleep.
Psychological and NIH-CPSI differences between clinic and online participants N Mean SD p value Depressive Clinic 92 7.
The pretreatment NIH-CPSI baseline total score mean was 25.
Correlations between the change scores for the NIH-CPSI Total score and its domains and the significantly reduced psychosocial risk factors were produced to test whether the magnitude of changes in any particular psychosocial risk factor was associated with corresponding reductions in the NIH-CPSI (Table 5).
The program was associated with significant reductions in patient disability, pain and catastrophizing, as well as clinically meaningful reductions in NIH-CPSI total scores and particular domains of Pain and QoL Impact.