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Table 5

Comparison of knee osteoarthritis patients with respect to daily stiffness rate in the 3 groups during 6 intervals of follow-up.

Mean ± SE
P value
A B C
Before starting treatment 2.88 ± 0.15 3.03 ± 0.14 3.12 ± 0.16 0.492
First day after treatment 2.83 ± 0.14 2.77 ± 0.15 2.85 ± 0.15 0.934
Third day after treatment 2.75 ± 0.16 2.32 ± 0.13 2.22 ± 0.14 0.027*
First week after treatment 2.45 ± 0.18 1.93 ± 0.13 2.85 ± 0.15 0.014*
Third week after treatment 2.15 ± 0.18 1.55 ± 0.13 1.28 ± 0.13 0.000*
Sixth week after treatment 2.1 ± 0.17 1.25 ± 0.12 0.75 ± 0.09 0.000*

A: Placebo, B: Thymus daenensis group, C: Diclofenac group *P < 0.05.