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Table 2 Adjusted mean scores of pain intensity and functional capacity of arm, estimated with 95% CI at each follow-up

From: Clinical comparative effectiveness of acupuncture versus manual therapy treatment of lateral epicondylitis: feasibility randomized clinical trial

Outcome measures Follow-up Exercise alone (N = 11) Acupuncture (N = 13) Manual therapy (N = 12)
Pain score* Baseline 4.41 (3.66; 5.16) 4.00 (3.33; 4.67) 4.47 (3.73; 5.20)
1 week 4.27 (3.33; 5.20) 3.00(2.20; 3.80) 4.03 (3.09; 4.97)
2 weeks 4.06 (2.90; 5.21) 2.85 (1.90; 3.79) 3.53 (2.43; 4.63)
3 weeks 4.32 (3.31; 5.33) 2.88 (2.07; 3.69) 3.13 (2.21; 4.05)
4 weeks 3.84 (2.79; 4.89) 2.55 (1.65; 3.45) 3.03 (2.02; 4.04)
12 weeks 3.55 (2.40; 4.68) 1.82 (0.92; 2.72) 2.04 (0.86; 3.20)
1 year 2.95 (1.72; 4.18) 0.88 (0.03; 1.79) 1.55 (0.49; 2.60)
Function of arm** Baseline 31.54 (22.10; 40.98) 33.72 (25.44; 41.99) 37.24 (27.89; 46.59)
4 weeks 35.41 (25.35; 45.47) 28.69 (20.38; 37.00) 28.73 (18.92; 38.55)
12 weeks 30.00 (19.96; 40.04) 19.81 (11.99; 27.63) 16.08 (05.56; 26.60)
1 year 28.15 (16.18; 39.47) 12.19 (02.87; 21.52) 14.83 (04.22; 25.44)
  1. *NRS (0–10). 0 = no pain, 10 = worst pain
  2. **Quick-DASH (0–100). A higher score indicates greater disability