Table 6

Prediction of treatment success (mean complaint improvement >2 pts on a NRS from 0–10) from a logistic regression analysis

Predictor

Odds-ratio

p-value


Mean complaint at baseline (each pt)

1.74 (1.63 to 1.85)

<.001

Age (each 10 years)

0.83 (0.78 to 0.88)

<.001

Men (vs women)

0.73 (0.59 to 0.89)

0.003

Additional non-homeopathic co-medication

0.46 (0.37 to 0.56)

<.001

Additional treatment at naturopath

0.72 (0.57 to 0.90)

0.003

Additional treatment: Cupping

0.46 (0.23 to 0.91)

0.025

Additional treatment: Osteopathy

0.63 (0.38 to 1.06)

0.081

Diagnosis: allergy (ICD9: 995.3)

0.63 (0.43 to 0.91)

0.014

Diagnosis: allergic rhinitis (ICD9: 477.9)

0.66 (0.47 to 0.92)

0.013

Diagnosis: multiple infections (ICD9: 796.9)

1.60 (1.09 to 2.34)

0.016

Diagnosis: headache (ICD9: 784.0)

0.68 (0.48 to 0.97)

0.033


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

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