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Table 2 OM severity and pain grade in patients under chemotherapy with or without head and neck radiotherapy

From: Effects of nanomicelle curcumin capsules on prevention and treatment of oral mucosits in patients under chemotherapy with or without head and neck radiotherapy: a randomized clinical trial

  WHO oral mucositis grade mean in study group WHOb oral mucositis grade mean in control group Significance
(T-test statistic)
NRSa mean in study group NRS mean in control group Significance
(T-test statistic)
Participants 25 25 25 25
Base line 0 0 0 0
Week 1 0.36 ± 0.49 0.72 ± 0.46 0.010 (2.68) 0.68 ± 1.11 0.64 ± 1.03 0.896 (0.13)
Week 2 1 ± 0.64 1.28 ± 0.46 0.083 (1.77) 1.36 ± 1.91 1.84 ± 1.57 0.337 (0.97)
Week 4 1.44 ± 0.58 1.88 ± 0.73 0.022 (2.36) 2.44 ± 2.00 3.28 ± 1.57 0.105 (1.65)
Week 7 1.36 ± 0.64 2.20 ± 0.71 < 0.001 (4.41) 2.64 ± 2.04 4.44 ± 1.68 0.001 (3.40)
  1. aNumerical rating scale
  2. bWorld Health organization