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Table 2 Changes in the THI scores

From: A comparative study on the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture, and digital electroacupuncture to treat tinnitus: A randomized, paralleled, open-labeled exploratory trial

  Initial Mid End Follow-up
MA (n = 12) 51.33 ± 24.80 45.00 ± 25.26 41.83 ± 32.46 40.00 ± 33.66
PE (n = 14) 55.14 ± 24.39 50.86 ± 22.64 50.71 ± 26.93 50.00 ± 27.38
DE (n = 13) 35.38 ± 16.03 35.38 ± 17.02 34.00 ± 18.17 33.85 ± 18.14
p-value 0.064 0.282 0.138 0.056
  1. MA systemic manual acupuncture group, PE periauricular electroacupuncture group, DE distal electroacupuncture group, THI Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. All variables are expressed as mean ± standard deviation analyzed by one-way analysis of covariance considering THI score at baseline as covariate. P-values < 0.05 were considered significant