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Table 4 Use of psychotropic and analgesic drugs after the intervention

From: Does Jacobson’s relaxation technique reduce consumption of psychotropic and analgesic drugs in cancer patients? A multicenter pre–post intervention study

  N = 266 Percent 95%CI
ANXIOLYTIC USE 84 31.58 25.81–37.65
Consumption “on demand” 68 80.95 71.96–89.95
Does not require anxiolytics
 Week 1 8 11.76 3.37–20.16
 Week 2 9 13.23 4.45–22.03
 Week 3 10 14.71 5.55–23.86
 Week 4 10 14.71 5.55–23.86
Requires anxiolytic on fewer occasions
 Week 1 18 26.47 15.25–37.69
 Week 2 6 8.82 1.35–16.30
 Week 3 6 8.82 1.35–16.30
 Week 4 6 8.82 1.35–16.30
 HYPNOTIC USE 58 21.80 16.65–26.95
 Consumption “on demand” 40 68.97 56.20–81.73
Does not require hypnotics
 Week 1 1 2.5 0.06–13.16
 Week 2 3 7.5 1.57–20.39
 Week 3 4 10 2.79–23.66
 Week 4 5 12.5 4.19–26.80
Requires hypnotics on fewer occasions
 Week 1 5 12.5 4.19–26.80
 Week 2 6 15 2.68–27.32
 Week 3 5 12.5 4.19–26.80
 Week 4 4 10 2.79–23.66
 USE OF ANALGESICS 124 46.62 40.43–52.80
 Emergency prescriptions 52 41.94 32.85–51.02
Does not require analgesia
 Week 1 2 3.85 0.47–13.21
 Week 2 2 3.85 0.47–13.21
 Week 3 2 3.85 0.47–13.21
 Week 4 2 3.85 0.47–13.21
Requires analgesia on fewer occasions
 Week 1 16 30.77 17.26–44.27
 Week 2 16 30.77 17.26–44.27
 Week 3 16 30.77 17.26–44.27
 Week 4 16 30.77 17.26–44.27
Analgesics are more effective
 Week 1 9 17.31 6.06–28.55
 Week 2 8 15.38 4.62–26.15
 Week 3 8 15.38 4.62–26.15
 Week 4 8 15.38 4.62–26.15
  1. CI Confidence interval