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Table 5 Importance and feasibility of needed pain management services and support from community stakeholders grouped by recruitment methoda

From: Comparing two sampling methods to engage hard-to-reach communities in research priority setting

Importance rating Feasibility rating
Category of services or support needed to improve outcomes of persons with chronic pain Snowball sampling stakeholders mean (SD) Purposive plus convenience sampling stakeholders mean (SD) Diff P Valueb Snowball sampling stakeholders mean (SD) Purposive plus convenience sampling stakeholders mean (SD) Diff P Valueb
Professional Chronic Pain Support 4.26 (0.63) 4.04 (0.71) 0.22 0.195 3.89 (0.84) 3.66 (1.01) 0.23 0.324
Nutrition Program 4.16 (0.96) 3.75 (1.14) 0.41 0.124 3.83 (0.86) 3.33 (1.22) 0.50 0.059
Massage Therapy 4.07 (0.78) 4.42 (0.52) −0.35 0.045 3.73 (1.07) 4.00 (0.95) −0.27 0.297
Education/Outreach 3.90 (0.71) 3.87 (0.93) 0.03 0.884 3.71 (0.82) 3.73 (0.97) −0.02 0.929
City Improvements/Transportation 3.83 (0.71) 3.21 (0.97) 0.62 0.004 3.50 (0.83) 3.23 (1.09) 0.27 0.265
Non-Professional Chronic Pain Support 3.81 (0.76) 3.83 (0.85) −0.02 0.921 3.71 (0.96) 3.60 (1.00) 0.11 0.657
Water Therapy 3.78 (0.80) 3.86 (1.08) −0.08 0.735 3.54 (0.91) 3.35 (1.30) 0.19 0.494
Exercise/Fitness Facility 3.71 (0.59) 3.77 (0.86) −0.06 0.742 3.66 (0.64) 3.54 (0.96) 0.12 0.552
  1. aOrdered by priority rating of the Snowball Sampling Group
  2. bTwo-sample t test with unequal variances assumption