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Table 3 Clinical outcomes 0–12 months

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

Item N 0 months 12 months 0 months vs. 12 months
   Mean (SD) Mean (SD) P-value Median difference (95%-CI)* Improved SRM
Disease Score (0–10) 237 6.65 (1.81) 3.19 (2.27) p < 0.001 4.00 (3.50 to 4.00) 87% 1.34
Symptom Score (0–10) 336 5.95 (1.75) 3.49 (2.12) p < 0.001 2.50 (2.25 to 2.75) 84% 1.04
SF-36 scales (0–100)        
-Physical Function 270 75.34 (22.74) 83.18 (19.41) p < 0.001 10.00 (7.50 to 10.00) 63% 0.42
-Role Physical 267 42.51 (39.20) 67.79 (37.20) p < 0.001 37.50 (37.50 to 50.00) 55% 0.63
-Role-Emotional 268 47.26 (41.87) 70.58 (38.09) p < 0.001 33.34 (33.30 to 50.00) 49% 0.55
-Social Functioning 272 62.13 (25.75) 75.28 (24.37) p < 0.001 18.75 (12.50 to 25.00) 58% 0.49
-Mental Health 271 54.21 (18.65) 65.05 (19.00) p < 0.001 12.00 (8.00 to 14.00) 71% 0.57
-Bodily Pain 272 55.91 (28.41) 66.93 (27.65) p < 0.001 16.00 (11.50 to 20.00) 55% 0.41
-Vitality 271 38.68 (17.85) 51.49 (18.68) p < 0.001 15.00 (12.50 to 17.50) 68% 0.67
-General Health 268 50.86 (18.80) 58.39 (19.55) p < 0.001 8.50 (6.00 to 10.00) 65% 0.44
SF-36 Health Change (1–5**) 272 3.23 (1.08) 2.15 (1.09) p < 0.001 1.50 (1.00 to 1.50) 69% 0.68
SF-36 Physical Component 263 43.13 (10.25) 47.10 (9.78) p < 0.001 3.90 (2.83 to 4.97) 68% 0.44
SF-36 Mental Component 263 38.31 (11.67) 45.01 (11.76) p < 0.001 6.45 (4.94 to 7.96) 69% 0.55
KINDL subscales (0–100)        
-Psychic 35 67,36 (15,27) 70,68 (15,64) p = 0.188 3.41 (-2.27 to 9.09) 60% 0.20
-Somatic 35 70,57 (14,47) 75,60 (9,35) p = 0.071 4.17 (0.00 to 9.72) 66% 0.37
-Social 35 69,90 (11,95) 73,16 (11,78) p = 0.063 4.17 (0.00 to 7.29) 66% 0.28
-Function 33 64,39 (14,33) 67,94 (10,44) p = 0.187 3.41 (-2.27 to 7.96) 61% 0.25
KINDL Summary Score (0–100) 35 67.86 (11.02) 71.48 (9.79) p = 0.063 3.59 (-0.07 to 7.65) 63% 0.34
KITA subscales (0–100)        
-Psychosoma 51 69.53 (15.45) 77.21 (13.60) p = 0.001 9.38 (4.17 to 12.50) 69% 0.51
-Daily Life 56 59.23 (21.78) 68.14 (18.52) p = 0.001 10.42 (4.17 to 14.58) 63% 0.53
  1. *Positive differences indicate improvement. Improved: Percentage of patients improved from baseline. **1 = "much better now than one year ago", 5 = "much worse now than one year ago". SRM: Standardised Response Mean effect size (small: 0.20–0.49, medium: 0.50–0.79, large: ≥ 0.80).