Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Effectiveness of Moxibustion Treatment in Quality of Life in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Table 1

Participant demographics and baseline characteristics.

CharacteristicsMoxibustion ()Sham moxibustion () value

Age, mean ± SD, y0.264
Sex (%)
 Men20 (29%)23 (34%)0.814
 Women49 (71%)44 (66%)
Affected knees (%)
 Single knee55 (80%)45 (67%)0.581
 Both knees14 (20%)22 (33%)
Duration, mean ± SD, y0.121
Quality of life score, mean ± SD,
8 dimensions of SF-36
 PF0.428
 RP0.177
 RE0.381
 VT0.858
 MH0.289
 SF0.236
 BP0.751
 GH0.390

BP: bodily pain; GH: general health; MH: mental health; RE: emotional role functionality; PF: physical functioning; RP: physical role functioning; SD: standard deviation; SF: social role functionality; VT: vitality; y: year.