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Research Article

The Clinical Efficacy and Safety of the Sahastara Remedy versus Diclofenac in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Double-Blind, Randomized, and Controlled Trial

Table 4

The efficacy outcome of Sahastara remedy and diclofenac.

DataFollow-upTreatments value
SHT remedyDiclofenac

Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) (mm.)Day 044.1 (23.5)43.5 (19.3)0.59
Day 1431.8 (22.8)36.3 (24.3)
Day 2827.4 (18.3)31.5 (23.5)

100-meter time walk (seconds)Day 0103.77 (47.51)103.19 (35.43)0.09
Day 1498.55 (25.21)101.37 (24.39)
Day 2896.58 (24.09)95.92 (18.77)

WOMAC index score
 Pain indexDay 08.52 (3.77)8.47 (2.39)0.54
Day 147.94 (3.05)7.43 (3.92)
Day 287.06 (3.31)6.30 (3.70)

 Stiff indexDay 03.32 (1.92)3.53 (1.61)0.00
Day 143.42 (1.86)2.40 (1.79)
Day 282.90 (1.87)2.5 (1.78)

 Physical functions indexDay 030.64 (11.69)31.03 (10.77)0.83
Day 1430.61 (12.54)27.57 (12.26)
Day 2822.48 (12.17)23.50 (13.06)

 Total scoreDay 042.65 (15.70)43.13 (13.69)0.64
Day 1441.32 (15.69)37.40 (16.55)
Day 2834.61 (16.21)33.00 (18.02)

Data represent mean (SD), statistic analysis: repeated measured ANOVA, Friedman’s test.
Significant difference from day 0 within group (), significant difference from day 0 within group (), and significant difference from day 0 within group ().

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