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Table 2 Demographic Data and Baseline Outcome Values in the Wet-cupping and Waiting-list Groups

From: Evaluation of wet-cupping therapy for persistent non-specific low back pain: a randomised, waiting-list controlled, open-label, parallel-group pilot trial

Characteristics Wet-cupping group (n = 21) Waiting-list group (n = 11)
Age (y) 44.2, 9.4 48.1, 5.4
Sex M/F No. 5/16 3/8
Duration of illness (m) 59.14, 57.15 81.27, 88.60
BMI 22.21, 2.63 22.81, 2.83
Baseline values   
NRS 58.10, 11.23 52.73, 8.00
PPI 2.43, 0.75 1.91, 0.70
ODQ   
(1) Pain intensity 2. 3.19, 0.68 3. 3.18, 0.60
(2) Personal care 2.00, 0.45 2.09, 0.70
(3) Lifting 2.76, 1.09 2.55, 0.82
(4) Walking 1.81, 0.87 1.73, 0.79
(5) Sitting 2.57, 0.75 2.73, 0.79
(6) Standing 2.71, 0.96 2.73, 0.79
(7) Sleeping 2.00, 0.77 2.18, 0.75
(8) Sex life 2.21, 1.23 2.45, 1.13
(9) Social life 2.29, 0.96 2.09, 0.83
(10) Travelling 2.48, 0.60 2.27, 0.65
ODQ score (%) 47.94, 11.56 48.00, 10.88
  1. Values are expressed as mean, standard deviation. BMI(kg/m2): body mass index; NRS: numeric rating scale; PPI: present pain index; ODQ: Oswestry disability questionnaire.