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Table 2 AM medication, non-AM adjunctive therapies, health service use, and sick leave days

From: Eurythmy therapy in chronic disease: a four-year prospective cohort study

Item Pre-study year 0–12 months 12–24 months
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Median difference (95%-CI) from pre-study year P value Mean (SD) Median difference (95%-CI) from pre-study year P value
AM medicines per day 0.45 (0.80) 0.70 (0.90) 0.24 (0.17 to 0.37) p < 0.001 0.40 (0.71) -0.02 (-0.08 to 0.04) p = 0.505
Non-AM medicines/day 0.65 (0.90) 0.69 (0.94) 0.01 (-0.04 to 0.06) p = 0.628 0.59 (0.88) -0.06 (-0.13 to -0.01) p = 0.032
Physician and dentist visits 18.12 (21.19) 18.82 (16.03) 1.24 (0.19 to 2.50) p = 0.028 18.67 (50.41) -1.43 (-2.50 to 0.00) p = 0.041
Paraclinical investigations 5.70 (6.66) 5.75 (6.77) 0.00 (-0.62 to 0.50) p = 0.737 5.24 (6.71) -0.50 (-1.00 to 0.00) p = 0.093
Hospital days 3.42 (14.72) 2.57 (10.91) -1.10 (-5.00 to 1.46) p = 0.346 2.04 (7.42) -0.04 (-2.32 to 1.18) p = 0.929
Rehabilitation days 2.02 (8.36) 1.76 (7.48) 0.00 (-10.02 to 7.46) p = 0.921 1.55 (6.20) -0.69 (-0.97 to -0.62) p = 0.005
Surgeries 0.19 (0.51) 0.14 (0.41) 0.00 (-0.47 to 0.00) p = 0.323 0.12 (0.38) 0.00 (-0.42 to 0.07) p = 0.909
Physiotherapy and ergotherapy sessions 8.92 (17.83) 9.25 (22.80) 1.00 (-2.00 to 4.00) p = 0.425 10.91 (28.35) -1.22 (-4.19 to 1.31) p = 0.379
Psychotherapy sessions 2.64 (12.96) 3.54 (9.42) 3.98 (1.50 to 7.00) p = 0.008 3.56 (10.34) 2.68 (1.67 to 3.67) p < 0.001
Sick leave days* 32.97 (68.26) 34.61 (80.65) 3.50 (-2.00 to 8.00) p = 0.185 29.85 (68.69) 3.18 (-2.18 to 8.00) p = 0.210
Patients with Heilpraktiker visit (n + %)** 32/250 (12.8%) 29/250 (11.6%)   p = 0.710 27/250 (10.8%)   p = 0.511
  1. Patients enrolled after 1 Jan 1999 with at least 3 of 5 follow-ups (n = 339). *Patients engaged in economic activity (n = 128). **Patients with complete data for all time periods.