Table 5

Full group and subgroup analyses (based on the complete case approach)
Acupuncture Mean (SD) (n = 77) Usual care Mean (SD) (n = 53) Difference unadjusted (BCA 95% CI) Difference adjusted*(BCA 95% CI)
Costs
Total costs at baseline (full group) 113 (256) 126 (138)
Mild 72 (146) 169 (138)
Moderate 134 (329) 119 (126)
Severe 95 (122) 130 (170)
Total costs during trial (full group) 869 (680) 650 (833) 218.50 (−55.17 to 492.18) 230.78 (−34.52 to 496.08)
Mild 900 (936) 404 (264) 496.46 (−244.24 to 1237.17 590.57 (−51.58 to 1232.72)
Moderate 876 (722) 698 (1014) 178.61 (−251.54 to 608.77) 164.59 (−229.41 to 558.60)
Severe 774 (403) 576 (355) 197.68 (−29.68 to 425.03) 231.87 (−11.68 to 475.42)
Outcomes
QALYs (full group) 0.7534 (0.1846) 0.7365 (0.1870) 0.0035 (−0.0389 to 0.0458)# 0.0033 ( −0.0398 to 0.0462)
Mild 0.7650 (0.2431) 0.8356 (0.1034) −0.0406 (−0.2038 to 0.1227) −0.0399 (−0.2053 to 0.1256)
Moderate 0.7822 (0.1720) 0.7752 (0.1541) −0.0103 (−0.0586 to 0.0380) −0.0107 (−0.0596 to 0.0382)
Severe 0.7049 (0.1885) 0.6683 (0.2363) 0.0310 (−0.0576 to 0.1197) 0.0309 (−0.0588 to 0.1206)

Note: baseline SSS missing for 1 Acupuncture patient and 3 Usual care patients.

#The difference in QALYs is always adjusted for baseline EQ-5D scores.

*The difference in costs is adjusted for baseline costs.

Stamuli et al.

Stamuli et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:149   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-149

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