Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2020 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Effect of Acupuncture on Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Table 5

The effect of acupuncture on the score of WHOQOL-BREF (Taiwanese version) in patients with glaucoma.

SG (n = 15)AG (n = 14)EG (n = 15) value

Overall quality of life
Overall evaluation of quality of life
V13.47 ± 0.643.71 ± 0.733.67 ± 0.490.53
V23.67 ± 0.623.64 ± 0.503.67 ± 0.490.99
V2-V10.20 ± 0.41−0.07 ± 0.470.00 ± 0.380.21
Overall health satisfaction
V12.80 ± 0.562.86 ± 0.663.20 ± 0.860.26
V23.33 ± 0.623.21 ± 0.703.33 ± 0.820.88
V2-V10.53 ± 0.640.36 ± 0.500.13 ± 0.350.11
Physiological domain
V114.40 ± 2.2214.94 ± 1.5715.35 ± 2.680.50
V214.86 ± 2.1315.80 ± 1.1115.77 ± 2.270.33
V2-V10.46 ± 0.990.86 ± 1.020.42 ± 0.880.41
Psychological domain
V114 ± 1.8914.71 ± 0.9914.44 ± 1.980.52
V214.22 ± 2.315.05 ± 0.9715.07 ± 1.440.31
V2-V10.22 ± 1.150.33 ± 0.630.62 ± 1.110.53
Social relationship
V115.11 ± 1.7915.62 ± 0.8116.09 ± 1.280.16
V215.11 ± 1.5715.90 ± 1.2216.36 ± 1.180.05
V2-V10.00 ± 0.710.29 ± 1.40.27 ± 0.900.71
Social relationship domain (Tw)
V114.60 ± 1.8015.29 ± 0.9915.87 ± 1.190.05
V214.80 ± 1.7415.71 ± 1.2016.07 ± 1.220.05
V2-V10.2 ± 0.680.43 ± 1.280.2 ± 0.560.73
Environment
V114.27 ± 2.1214.29 ± 1.7914.63 ± 1.370.82
V214.53 ± 2.2914.32 ± 2.1714.90 ± 1.090.71
V2-V10.27 ± 0.820.04 ± 0.890.27 ± 0.780.69
Environment (Tw)
V114.46 ±1.9014.51 ± 1.7514.70 ± 1.250.92
V214.70 ± 2.0914.54 ± 2.0114.99 ± 1.060.78
V2-V10.24 ± 0.750.03 ± 0.810.30 ± 0.660.61
Total scores of life qualities
V199.33 ± 10.63102.71 ± 7.63104.33 ± 9.900.35
V2101.93 ± 12.85105.50 ± 7.67107.00 ± 8.430.37
V2-V12.60 ± 4.312.79 ± 3.582.67 ± 3.110.99

Data presented as mean ± standard deviation. SG, sham group; AG, acupuncture group; EG, electroacupuncture group; WHOQOL-BREF (Taiwanese version), the World Health Organization Quality Of Life brief, Taiwanese version; V1, first assessment before the first intervention; V2, second assessment after finishing the fourth intervention; V2-V1, the score difference between V2 and V1; (Tw), Taiwanese version. The intervention and group effect were measured by the repeated measures analysis of variance.