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Table 2 MACTAR and other assessments at different time-points during the A- and B-phase

From: The McMaster Toronto Arthritis patient preference questionnaire (MACTAR): a methodological study of reliability and minimal detectable change after a 6 week-period of acupuncture treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Measure A1
Md (Q1–Q3)
n = 8
B1
Md (Q1–Q3)
n = 8
B10
Md (Q1–Q3)
n = 8
p value
B10 vs B1
MACTAR, 21–77 53.0 (43.0–54.0) 54.5 (47.0–55.5) 61.0 (51.5–64.0) p = 0.02
VAS, 0–100
 Pain Na 40.5 (23.5–55.5) 45.5 (10.0–53.5) NS
 Well-being Na 32.0 (17.0–54.0) 38.5 (13.0–55.5) NS
  1. A1 first assessment in the A-phase, B1 first assessment in the B-phase, B10 10th assessment in the B-phase after completed acupuncture treatment, MACTAR McMaster Toronto Arthritis, VAS Visual Analogue Scale, na not assessed