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dc.contributor.authorKahan, BC
dc.contributor.authorDiaz-Ordaz, K
dc.contributor.authorHomer, K
dc.contributor.authorCarnes, D
dc.contributor.authorUnderwood, M
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, SJ
dc.contributor.authorBremner, SA
dc.contributor.authorEldridge, S
dc.descriptionThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The Coping with Persistent Pain, Effectiveness Research into Self-management (COPERS) trial assessed whether a group-based self-management course is effective in reducing pain-related disability in participants with chronic musculoskeletal pain. This article describes the statistical analysis plan for the COPERS trial. METHODS AND DESIGN: COPERS was a pragmatic, multicentre, unmasked, parallel group, randomised controlled trial. This article describes (a) the overall analysis principles (including which participants will be included in each analysis, how results will be presented, which covariates will be adjusted for, and how we will account for clustering in the intervention group); (b) the primary and secondary outcomes, and how each outcome will be analysed; (c) sensitivity analyses; (d) subgroup analyses; and (e) adherence-adjusted analyses. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN24426731.
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dc.rights© 2014 Kahan et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.subjectAdaptation, Psychological
dc.subjectChronic Pain
dc.subjectCluster Analysis
dc.subjectData Interpretation, Statistical
dc.subjectDisability Evaluation
dc.subjectGroup Processes
dc.subjectModels, Statistical
dc.subjectMusculoskeletal Pain
dc.subjectPain Management
dc.subjectPain Measurement
dc.subjectResearch Design
dc.subjectSelf Care
dc.subjectTime Factors
dc.subjectTreatment Outcome
dc.titleCoping with persistent pain, effectiveness research into self-management (COPERS): statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial.
dc.typeJournal Article
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Blizard Institute
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Blizard Institute/Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Impact Leads
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