# Research Progress Report #21

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Pain treatments, ordered by efficacy ratings. 42 respondents had tried surgery. Surgery’s mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 5.55 and its standard deviation was 3.25. 100 respondents had tried prescription drugs. Prescription drugs’ mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 4.99 and their standard deviation was 2.20. 41 respondents had tried massage. Massage’s mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 4.56 and its standard deviation was 2.23. 48 respondents had tried stress management. Stress management’s mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 3.81 and its standard deviation was 2.35. 67 respondents had tried pacing activities. The mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale for pacing activities was 3.76 and its standard deviation was 1.88. 46 respondents had tried physical therapy. Physical therapy’s mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 3.74 and its standard deviation was 1.98. 72 respondents had tried home-based exercise. Home-based exercise’s mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 3.67 and its standard deviation was 1.78. 79 respondents had tried non-prescription drugs. Non-prescription drugs’ mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 3.62 and their standard deviation was 2.29. 28 respondents had tried herbal remedies. Herbal remedies’ mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 3.57 and their standard deviation was 2.41. 52 respondents had tried lifting/moving techniques. Lifting/moving techniques’ mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 3.52 and their standard deviation was 1.90. 10 respondents had tried facility-based exercise. Facility-based exercise’s mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 3.00 and its standard deviation was 2.21. Three respondents had tried acupuncture. Acupuncture’s mean efficacy rating on the ten-point scale was 1.33 and its standard deviation was .577. End of description.