Table 3

Course of mean complaint severity and quality of life during the study, grouped whether or not the patients still were under homeopathic treatment

baseline

2 years

8 years

2 years change

8 years change


Adults


Severity of complaints

total

6.2 ± 1.7

2.9 ± 2.2

2.7 ± 2.1

3.2 ± 2.4

3.5 ± 2.4

still under hom. treatment

6.0 ± 1.6

2.6 ± 1.9

2.4 ± 1.9

3.4 ± 2.3

3.6 ± 2.2

hom. treatment stopped

6.2 ± 1.8

3.0 ± 2.3

2.8 ± 2.2

3.2 ± 2.4

3.4 ± 2.5

Quality of life, physical score

total

-0.36 ± 0.96

0.08 ± 0.85

0.08 ± 0.89

0.42 ± 0.91

0.41 ± 1.00

still under hom. treatment

-0.34 ± 0.92

0.16 ± 0.79

0.15 ± 0.81

0.48 ± 0.89

0.48 ± 0.95

hom. treatment stopped

-0.37 ± 0.39

0.04 ± 0.89

0.04 ± 0.93

0.41 ± 0.91

0.38 ± 1.02

Quality of life, mental score

total

-1.47 ± 1.43

-0.56 ± 1.23

0.53 ± 1.26

0.87 ± 1.41

0.95 ± 1.51

still under hom. treatment

-1.43 ± 1.44

-0.49 ± 1.19

-0.43 ± 1.17

0.89 ± 1.41

1.00 ± 1.52

hom. treatment stopped

-1.50 ± 1.43

-0.61 ± 1.24

-0.59 ± 1.31

0.86 ± 1.48

0.92 ± 1.51


Children


Severity of complaints

total

6.1 ± 1.8

2.2 ± 2.0

1.7 ± 1.9

3.9 ± 2.5

4.4 ± 2.6

still under hom. treatment

6.1 ± 1.7

2.1 ± 1.9

1.8 ± 1.9

4.0 ± 2.4

4.3 ± 2.4

hom. treatment stopped

6.1 ± 1.8

2.2 ± 2.1

1.7 ± 1.9

3.9 ± 2.6

4.4 ± 2.6


Witt et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:413   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-413

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