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Table 3 Course of mean complaint severity and quality of life during the study, grouped whether or not the patients still were under homeopathic treatment

From: How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? – Results from a long term observational study

  baseline 2 years 8 years 2 years change 8 years change
Adults      
Severity of complaints      
   total 6.2 ± 1.7 2.9 ± 2.2 2.7 ± 2.1 3.2 ± 2.4 3.5 ± 2.4
   still under hom. treatment 6.0 ± 1.6 2.6 ± 1.9 2.4 ± 1.9 3.4 ± 2.3 3.6 ± 2.2
   hom. treatment stopped 6.2 ± 1.8 3.0 ± 2.3 2.8 ± 2.2 3.2 ± 2.4 3.4 ± 2.5
Quality of life, physical score      
   total -0.36 ± 0.96 0.08 ± 0.85 0.08 ± 0.89 0.42 ± 0.91 0.41 ± 1.00
   still under hom. treatment -0.34 ± 0.92 0.16 ± 0.79 0.15 ± 0.81 0.48 ± 0.89 0.48 ± 0.95
   hom. treatment stopped -0.37 ± 0.39 0.04 ± 0.89 0.04 ± 0.93 0.41 ± 0.91 0.38 ± 1.02
Quality of life, mental score      
   total -1.47 ± 1.43 -0.56 ± 1.23 0.53 ± 1.26 0.87 ± 1.41 0.95 ± 1.51
   still under hom. treatment -1.43 ± 1.44 -0.49 ± 1.19 -0.43 ± 1.17 0.89 ± 1.41 1.00 ± 1.52
   hom. treatment stopped -1.50 ± 1.43 -0.61 ± 1.24 -0.59 ± 1.31 0.86 ± 1.48 0.92 ± 1.51
Children      
Severity of complaints      
   total 6.1 ± 1.8 2.2 ± 2.0 1.7 ± 1.9 3.9 ± 2.5 4.4 ± 2.6
   still under hom. treatment 6.1 ± 1.7 2.1 ± 1.9 1.8 ± 1.9 4.0 ± 2.4 4.3 ± 2.4
   hom. treatment stopped 6.1 ± 1.8 2.2 ± 2.1 1.7 ± 1.9 3.9 ± 2.6 4.4 ± 2.6