Table 3

Model 1: multiple regression analysis of patient history and clinical examination as predictors for time to RTS after controlling for potential treatment confounders (n=180)

Predictor for time to RTSβ-Coefficient95% CIp Value
Maximum pain score (VAS)1.60.8 to 2.4<0.001
Forced to stop within 5 min (yes/no*)5.31.9 to 8.80.003
Length of hamstring tenderness (cm)0.70.3 to 1.10.002
Painful resisted knee flexion (90°)4.70.03 to 9.30.048
  • Regression coefficients are presented as adjusted unstandardised β-coefficients with 95% CIs.

  • *Reference category.

  • RTS, return to sport, VAS, visual analogue scale.