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Research Article

Shi’s Daoyin Therapy for Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of subjects.

Shi’s DT groupMP groupP value

Number5757
Age (year) Mean (SD)32.79 (7.53)34.40 (7.09)0.241
Gender (n)
Female30330.572
Male2724
Duration
≤3 months22190.840
3~6 months89
6~12 months2729
NDI (0-50)
M (Q1, Q3)12(8, 20)13(6, 20.5)0.744
ROM (°)
Flexion and extension
M (Q1, Q3)109.60 (99.10, 116.70)106.15 (87.34, 118.95)0.308
Left and right bending92.1986.68
M (Q1, Q3)(81.47, 98.55)(77.95, 98.12)0.217
Left and right rotation133.70132.49
M(Q1, Q3)(112.00, 147.52)(113.72, 143.42)0.371
NPRS
(0-10) M(Q1, Q3)3 (2, 4)3 (3, 4.25)0.144
MVIF
Flexion and extension
M (Q1, Q3)17.85 (12.58, 24.68)18.90 (13.40, 23.68)0.520
Left and right bending
M (Q1, Q3)14.10 (9.35, 19.50)14.00 (10.40, 19.60)0.503

Notes: Data that did not conform to a normal distribution was described by M (Q1, Q3). Shi’s DT group, Shi’s Daoyin therapy group; MP group, Melbourne Protocol (MP) with the Multi-Cervical Unit (MCU); NDI, Neck Disability Index; ROM, range of motion; NPRS, Numerical Pain Rating Scale; MVIF, maximal voluntary isometric force.

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