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Table 2 Principal outcomes at 12 weeks and 26 weeks

From: Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care accelerates recovery of shoulder complaints at higher costs: economic outcomes of a randomized trial

Outcome measure Mean effects Difference
  AMT (n = 79) UMC (n = 71) (95%CI)
Perceived recovery (yes/no)    
   12 weeks 34/79 (43%) 15/71 (21%) 22% (6.9 to 35.4)
   26 weeks 32/79 (41%) 25/71 (35%) 5% (-10.1 to 20.2)
Main complaint (0 -10.)    
   12 weeks 4.4 ± 3.0 2.9 ± 3.2 1.5 (0.5 to 2.5)
   26 weeks 4.7 ± 3.4 3.5 ± 3.3 1.2 (0.2 to 2.2)
Shoulder pain (7 - 28)    
   12 weeks 5.7 ± 5.1 3.7 ± 5.2 2.0 (0.3 to 3.7)
   26 weeks 5.9 ± 5.4 5.2 ± 5.5 0.7 (-1.0 to 2.5)
Shoulder disability (0 - 100)    
   12 weeks 26.6 ± 32.3 18.2 ± 32.4 8.5 (-2.0 to 18.9)
   26 weeks 33.0 ± 34.6 20.3 ± 35.9 12.7 (1.3 to 24.1)
General Health (-1-+1)    
   12 weeks 0.09 ± 0.28 0.16 ± 0.25 -0.06 (-0.15 to 0.03)
   26 weeks 0.11 ± 0.19 0.08 ± 0.21 0.03 (-0.04 to 0.09)
  1. Presented are recovery rates and mean changes since baseline [± SD]). AMT: Manipulative therapy as add-on to Usual Medical Care. UMC: Usual Medical Care by General Practitioner.