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Table 2 Preliminary version of the text-based PRO feedback report for the health domain of Pain Interference according to grouped T-score categories

From: Patient-reported outcomes feedback report for knee arthroplasty patients should present selective information in a simple design - findings of a qualitative study

Group 1: T-score < 55“You took a survey this week called “Check-In: Your Pain” that measured things like how pain is affecting your social life, your emotional health, and your recreational activities. You indicated that pain is not or is hardly interfering with your day-to-day life. Your total score is similar to the average score of the population. If you have questions about this survey, please reach out to your care team.”
Group 2: T-score of 55–60“You took a survey called “Check-In: Your Pain” that measured things like how pain is affecting your social life, your emotional health, and your recreational activities. You reported that you feel that pain is slightly interfering with your day-to-day life. Around one third of the population report a similar level of pain. If you have questions about this survey, please reach out to your care team.”
Group 3: T-score of 61–70“You took a survey called “Check-In: Your Pain” that measured things like how pain is affecting your social life, your emotional health, and your recreational activities. Your reported that you feel that pain is considerably interfering with your day-to-day life. Around 20% of the population report a similar level of pain. This may be due to your recent knee replacement or other health issues. If you have questions about this survey, please reach out to your care team.”
Group 4: T-score > 70“You took a survey called “Check-In: Your Pain” that measured things like how pain is affecting your social life, your emotional health, and your recreational activities. Your score means that you feel that pain is severely interfering with your day-to-day life. Less than 5% of the population report a similar level of pain. This may be due to your recent knee replacement or other health issues. If you have questions about this survey, please reach out to your care team.”