Table 6

Number of responders considered at the end of the study (week 4) and at 1 and 2 month(s) after treatment*.

1 month after treatment

2 months after treatment



Treatment groups

responders at week 4

remaining responders/ evaluated responders

remaining responders/ evaluated responders


Placebo

13

11/12

9/12

Diclofenac

18

10/16

7/15

EA

27

21/25

19/24

Combined

24

14/24

14/24


p value**

0.12

0.19


* Only the responders at the end of the study were followed up for 2 months. Some patients were unable to be evaluated due to loss of follow up or use of NSAIDs for other purposes during the follow-up period. ** Fisher test between the four groups.

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

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