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Table 2 Studied groups

From: Effects of a health education program on cytokines and cortisol levels in fibromyalgia patients: a randomized controlled trial

  Experimental
(n = 21)
Control
(n = 23)
Mean Difference (MD) P value
Age (years) 51.43 ± 11.26 48.26 ± 11.03 3.17 ± 3.36 −3.62 a 9.96 0.35
BMI (Kg/cm2) 26.51 ± 5.18 26.82 ± 4.22 − 0.31 ± 1.53 −3.41 a 2.79 0.84
Time of diagnostic (years) 5.47 ± 5.05 6.74 ± 6.02 − 1.26 ± 1.68 −4.66 a 2.14 0.46
Tender points (number) 16.05 ± 1.79 16.48 ± 1.75 − 0.43 ± 0.54 −1.52 a 0.66 0.43
  1. The above data were collected from both groups during the pre-intervention. It was considered only the data of patients who completed all stages of research. Data expressed were as mean ± standard deviation and 95% confidence interval (95% CI)