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Table 6

Comparison of knee osteoarthritis patients with respect to physical performance in the 3 groups during 6 intervals of follow-up.

Mean ± SE
P value
Total A B C
Before starting treatment 51.94 ± 2.63 49.57 ± 2.56 53.47 ± 2.54 53.12 ± 2.80 0.514
First day after treatment 47.71 ± 2.44 48.67 ± 2.47 47.72 ± 2.38 47.22 ± 2.55 0.915
Third day after treatment 41.82 ± 2.47 47.02 ± 2.56 40.27 ± 2.32 38.67 ± 2.36 0.038*
First week after treatment 35.17 ± 2.72 44.02 ± 2.78 32.17 ± 2.24 29.87 ± 2.56 0.000*
Third week after treatment 29.43 ± 2.73 39.42 ± 2.96 26.82 ± 2.24 22.55 ± 2.22 0.000*
Sixth week after treatment 23.33 ± 2.72 37.66 ± 2.92 20.85 ± 2.24 12.58 ± 1.46 0.000*

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