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Table 2 Mean scores at all time points and change scores for ADAS-cog, CIBIC+, ADCS-ADL23 and NPI

From: Acupuncture for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a randomized controlled trial

  Group T0
baseline
T1
16 weeks
T2
28 weeks
∆ (T1-T0) ∆ (T2-T0)
ADAS-cog AG 29.38 (9.43) 25.30 (11.33) 26.28 (10.73) a 4.08 (7.73) 3.10 (6.01) a
DG 30.15 (9.16) 28.18 (9.78) 31.25 (10.71) 1.97 (2.08) −1.10 (3.42)
CIBIC-Plus AG N 3.07 (1.03) a 4.08 (0.81) a N N
DG N 3.69 (0.95) 4.92 (0.77) N N
ADCS-ADL23 AG 49.44 (11.62) 47.85 (11.22) 48.18 (11.32) 1.59 (6.11) 1.26 (6.54)
DG 50.13 (13.57) 48.20 (13.16) 49.43 (13.45) 1.92 (3.03) 0.69 (3.05)
NPI AG 9.28 (2.49) 7.25 (2.69) 8.13 (2.78) 2.02 (0.59) 1.15 (0.60)
DG 8.97 (2.69) 7.61 (2.30) 9.31 (2.42) 1.36 (0.57) −0.33 (0.58)
  1. aindicates significance between the two study groups (p < 0.05)
  2. N indicates not determined
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