Table 2

Participant baseline characteristics

    Number of Patients

Characteristic

Treatment group

(n = 5)

Control group

(n = 7)

p-value

(two-tailed)


BFI

06.33 (1.39)

06.00 (1.09)

0.65

Age, years

55.00 (6.40)

53.00 (7.20)

0.58

Race

0.58

White

4

4

Black or African American

1

3

Income

0.47

< $20,000

0

2

$20,000 or higher

5

5

Marital status

~0.99

Married or cohabiting

3

4

Single/divorced/separated

2

3

Employment status

0.58

Employed

4

4

Unemployed

1

3

Chemotherapy

0.58

Yes

4

4

No

1

3

Radiation therapy

0.24

Yes

4

2

No

1

5

Hormone therapy

0.22

Yes

3

1

No

2

6

Severe pain

0.29

Yes

1

4

No

4

3


Note: p-values are from independent group t-tests.

Johnston et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:49   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-49

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