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Table 7

Comparison of knee osteoarthritis patients with respect to pain rate in the 3 groups during 6 intervals of follow-up based on VAS criterion.

Mean ± SE
P value
Total A B C
Before starting treatment 7.67 ± 0.33 7.45 ± 0.32 7.88 ± 0.34 7.65 ± 0.33 0.502
First day after treatment 7.04 ± 0.31 7.35 ± 0.32 7 ± 0.32 6.75 ± 0.30 0.317
Third day after treatment 6.41 ± 0.33 7.18 ± 0.33 6.38 ± 0.33 5.72 ± 0.28 0.006*
First week after treatment 5.67 ± 0.34 6.85 ± 0.34 5.45 ± 0.31 4.7 ± 0.28 0.000*
Third week after treatment 4.98 ± 0.35 6.3 ± 0.33 4.75 ± 0.34 3.9 ± 0.25 0.000*
Sixth week after treatment 4.35 ± 0.38 6.18 ±v0.35 4.1 ± 0.33 2.78 ± 0.25 0.000*

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