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Table 3 The changes in secondary outcomes; pain intensity and algometry in experimental and control groups vs time

From: Does improvement towards a normal cervical sagittal configuration aid in the management of cervical myofascial pain syndrome: a 1- year randomized controlled trial

Outcome Experimental group Control group Mean difference (95% CI) P value effect size (Cohen’s d) Effect size r
Pain intensity
 Baseline 5.3 ± .7 5.1 ± .8 [−.05 .5] .11   
 After 10 weeks 1.4 ± .9 1.6 ± .8 [−.5 .17] .36   
1-year follow up .4 ± .4 4.2 ± .7 [−4.1-3.6] < 0.001 .6 .9
G < 0.001  
T < 0.001
G*T < 0.001
Algometric pressure
Baseline 1.9 ± .2 1.71 ± .3 [.15.3] < 0.001   
After 10 weeks 3.6 ± .3 3.3 ± .5 [.13.5] < 0.001 .7 .8
1-year follow up 3.9 ± .2 2 ± .4 [1.8 2.1] < 0.001 .9 .9
G < 0.001  
T < 0.001
G*T < 0.001
  1. G: group T: time G vs T: group versus time