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Table 3 Other outcomes

From: Western medical acupuncture in a group setting for knee osteoarthritis: results of a pilot randomised controlled trial

Arm ‘group’ ‘individual’ ‘standard’
Mean (SD), n
 EQ-5D pre 0.545 (0.255), 19 0.480 (0.250), 20 0.555 (0.274), 19
 EQ-5D 14w 0.639 (0.308), 17 0.660 (0.227), 14 0.560 (0.271), 13
 OKS pre 22.8 (7.4), 20 22.4 (6.8), 20 24.2 (5.8), 20
 OKS 14w 32.3 (11.1), 17 29.6 (7.7), 15 27.2 (7.7), 13
Using NSAID daily, n/N
 pre 11/20 (55 %) 8/20 (40 %) 10/20 (50 %)
 14w 5/17 (29 %) 4/14 (29 %) 7/14 (50 %)
Troublesomea, n/N
 pre 7/20 (35 %) 9/20 (45 %) 5/20 (25 %)
 14w 3/17 (18 %) 2/15 (13 %) 3/14 (21 %)
Global changeb n/N
 14w 7/17 (41 %) 9/15 (60 %) 2/14 (14 %)
  1. Pre baseline, 14w 14 week follow-up, ‘group’ group acupuncture, ‘individual’ individual acupuncture, ‘standard’ standardised care only, NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  2. aHighest two categories, extremely and very
  3. bHighest two categories, much or moderately better