Table 5

Overall opinions of change and number of responders evaluated at week 4.

Treatment groups


Parameter

Placebo (n = 45)

Diclofenac (n = 49)

EA (n = 46)

Combined (n = 46)

p-value

Orthopedist's overall opinion*

0.01

Much better

6

18

21

16

Better

22

21

20

23

Same

16

10

5

7

Worse

1

0

0

0

Patient's overall opinion*

0.09

Much better

19

25

31

22

Better

16

17

11

23

Same

9

7

4

1

Worse

1

0

0

0

Number of responders

13

18

27

24

0.02††


*Data represent number of patients, = chi-square test evaluated on the proportions of patients with the opinion of "much better", †† = chi-square test.

Sangdee et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2002 2:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-2-3

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