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Table 2 Proportion of patients who improved in individual outcomes from baseline to 60 days

From: Bacillus coagulans: a viable adjunct therapy for relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis according to a randomized, controlled trial

  Placebo Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086   
  Number Improved/n Proportion Number Improved/n Proportion Difference in Proportions (95% CI) P Valuea
Arising 3/22 0.14 4/21 0.19 -0.054
(-0.36, 0.24)
.71
Walking 2 miles 2/22 0.091 7/22 0.32 -0.23
(-0.51, 0.09)
.072
Daily activities 2/22 0.091 4/22 0.18 -0.091
(-0.38, 0.21)
.53
Dressing and grooming 4/22 0.18 4/22 0.18 0
(-0.30, 0.30)
1.0
Eating 6/22 0.27 4/22 0.18 0.09
(-0.22, 0.39)
.53
Hygiene 2/22 0.091 2/22 0.091 0
(-0.28, 0.28)
1.0
Reach 4/22 0.18 9/22 0.41 -0.23
(-0.52, 0.09)
.11
Grip 5/22 0.23 4/22 0.18 0.045
(-0.26, 0.35)
.81
  1. a P values calculated using Barnard's exact unconditional test to compare the proportion who improved in both groups for each individual scale.