Table 3

Baseline characteristics of study subjects assigned to three trial groups considering the patient as unit of analysis(one ulcer per patient).

Variables

Mean duration of ulcer before treatment (wk ± SD)

Mean ulcer size (cm2 ± SD)

Stage of ulcer (no)


Treatment group; no

I

II


Total n = 83

5.92 ± 6.27

7.78 ± 13.53

31

52

Hydrocolloid n = 28

7.12 ± 5.68

7.47 ± 16.4

12

16

Phenytoin n = 28

6.11 ± 8.4

5.13 ± 3.67

9

19

Simple dressing n = 27

4.47 ± 3.64

10.84 ± 16.32

10

17

P-Value

P > 0.20

P > 0.20

P > 0.70


Hollisaz et al. BMC Dermatology 2004 4:18   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-4-18

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