BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Can Whole-Body Cryotherapy with Subsequent Kinesiotherapy Procedures in Closed Type Cryogenic Chamber Improve BASDAI, BASFI, and Some Spine Mobility Parameters and Decrease Pain Intensity in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Table 1

Demographic data of the study subjects.

CharacteristicWBC group with subsequent kinesiotherapy ()Kinesiotherapy group () value

Age, years, mean (SD)46.03 ± 1.2046.63 ± 1.50 0.095
Gender M/F32/016/01.00
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD) 24.1 ± 4.223.9 ± 5.80.564
Smoking (yes/no)0/320/161.00
BASDAI index5.39 ± 1,645.28 ± 1.710.767
BASFI index5.18 ± 2.255.01 ± 2.060.965

Medication
DMARD (yes/no)0/320/161.00
Biological agents (yes/no)0/320/161.00
NSAID (yes/no)32/016/01.00

SD: standard deviation; BMI: body mass index; BASDAI: the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Diseases Activity Index; BASFI: the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index; NSAID: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, DMARD: disease-modifying antirheumatic drug.