Table 5: The value of BASDAI and BASFI indexes (mean value ± standard deviation SD) in AS patients before and after the completion of a cycle of ten whole-body cryotherapy procedures with subsequent kinesiotherapy (WBC group) or a cycle of ten kinesiotherapy procedures only (KT group), with statistical analyses. (p): plasma; (s): serum; Δ: difference prior to post treatment.

ParametersWBC groupKT group

BASDAI indexBefore5.34 ± 1.725.28 ± 1.710.880
After3.19 ± 0.914.53 ± 1.620.030
0.001<0.001
Δ−2.16 ± 1.29−0.74 ± 0.380.001

BASFI indexBefore5.17 ± 2.285.01 ± 2.060.940
After3.79 ± 2.214.35 ± 2.230.406
<0.001<0.001
Δ−1.38 ± 1.07−0.66 ± 0.390.007

: statistical significance of differences between both groups of patients; : statistical significance of differences between values before and after treatment in particular groups of patients.