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Table 2 Results of OMED, VAS, and neuropathic pain

From: Pain response of resistance training of the paravertebral musculature under radiotherapy in patients with spinal bone metastases – a randomized trial

  Intervention group (n = 30) Control group (n = 30)  
OMED n Mean SD n Mean SD p-value
Baseline (t0) 30 56.8 132.2 30 45.0 86.2 0.841
RT completed (t1) 30 43.8 88.7 30 50.7 88.7 0.452
After 3 months (t2) 22 30.2 59.1 21 62.7 84.6 0.091
After 6 months (t3) 18 20.8 46.9 18 76.7 103.6 0.018
Visual analog scale       
Baseline (t0) 30 48.2 20.5 30 51.3 26.9 0.393
RT completed (t1) 30 23.8 20.2 30 33.3 24.6 0.118
After 3 months (t2) 22 15.8 12.1 21 40.7 21.7 <0.001
After 6 months (t3) 18 16.7 14.8 18 50.3 22.8 <0.001
Neuropathic pain        
Baseline (t0) 30 0.2 0.4 30 0.2 0.4 0.749
RT completed (t1) 30 0.1 0.3 30 0.2 0.4 0.326
After 3 months (t2) 22 0.2 0.4 21 0.2 0.4 0.619
After 6 months (t3) 18 0.2 0.4 18 0.2 0.4 0.694
  1. VAS was measured from 0 to 100 with 0 indicating no pain at all and 100 indicating worst possible pain.
  2. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, OMED oral morphine equivalent dose, VAS visual analog scale.