Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Comparison of SF-36 scores (mean ± SD).

8 dimensions of SF-36Time pointsTrue moxibustion groupSham moxibustion group value

PFBaseline0.428
Week 30.661
Week 60.467
Week 120.871

RPBaseline0.177
Week 30.894
Week 60.811
Week 120.678

REBaseline0.381
Week 30.871
Week 60.342
Week 120.465

VTBaseline0.858
Week 30.791
Week 60.265
Week 120.042d

MHBaseline0.289
Week 30.214
Week 60.435
Week 120.366

SFBaseline0.236
Week 30.536
Week 60.799
Week 120.600

BPBaseline0.751
Week 30.434
Week 60.506
Week 120.723

GHBaseline0.390
Week 30.360
Week 60.015d
Week 120.029d

BP: bodily pain; GH: general health; MH: mental health; RE: emotional role functionality; PF: physical functioning; RP: physical role functionality; SF: social role functionality; VT: vitality.
aCompared with pretreatment: ; bcompared with pretreatment: ; ccompared with pretreatment: ; db-group comparison: .