Table 7

Effect sizes and confidence intervals for treatment effects on dog activity
Treatment group Total activity Daytime activity Nighttime activity
ES 95% CI ES 95% CI ES 95% CI
ABT-116 0.19 −0.59 to 0.96 0.13 −0.64 to 0.90 0.51 −0.30 to 1.32
Carprofen −0.02 −0.82 to 0.78 0.01 −0.79 to 0.81 −0.53 −1.34 to 0.29
Tramadol* −0.1 −0.1 0.07 −0.77 to 0.90
Placebo −0.12 −0.92 to 0.68 −0.10 −0.90 to 0.70 −0.19 −0.99 to 0.62

Note: ES – effect size; CI – confidence interval. *The data in the Tramadol group only had normal distribution for nighttime activity data. Effect size for total activity and daytime activity in the Tramadol group was calculated using the Cliff’s Delta statistic.

Malek et al.

Malek et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:185   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-185

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