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Table 3 Baseline data

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 of difference (MD) 95% CI P value
IL-2 2.79 ± 1.50 2.59 ± 1.28 0.21 ± 0.43 − 0.66 to 1.07 0.84
IL-4 1.67 ± 1.17 1.93 ± 0.93 − 0.25 ± 0.33 − 0.92 to 0.41 0.25
IL-6 4.13 ± 4.08 4.83 ± 6.40 − 0.70 ± 1.73 −4.21 to 2.81 0.91
IL-10 1.13 ± 0.47 1.14 ± 0.44 − 0.004 ± 0.14 −0.29 to 0.29 0.86
TNF 0.86 ± 0.92 1.11 ± 1.09 −0.25 ± 0.31 −0.87 to 0.37 0.35
IL-17A 11.45 ± 7.26 13.14 ± 8.56 −1.70 ± 2.52 −6.81 to 3.42 0.44
AC/IC ratio 0.13 ± 0.04 0.18 ± 0.11 − 0.04 ± 0.03 −0.10 to 0.01 0.13
Cortisol 5.28 ± 1.67 4.63 ± 1.35 0.64 ± 0.46 − 0.29 to 1.58 0.17
FIQ 72.65 ± 15.10 77.54 ± 8.53 − 4.89 ± 3.83 − 12.65 to 2.87 0.21
  1. The above data were collected from both groups during the baseline. Only the data of 44 patients who completed all stages of the research were considered. Data were expressed as mean ± standard deviation and 95% confidence interval (95% CI)