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Table 3 OM severity and pain grade in patients under chemotherapy without head and neck radiotherap

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 WHO oral mucositis grade mean in control group Significance
(T-test statistic)
NRS mean in study group NRS mean in control group Significance
(T-test statistic)
Participants 18 19   18 19  
Base line 0 0 0 0
Week 1 0.05 ± 0.23 0.63 ± 0.49 < 0.001 (0.576) 0.05 ± 0.23 0.26 ± 0.65 0.207 (0.20)
Week 2 0.72 ± 0.46 1.10 ± 0.31 0.006 (0.383) 0.27 ± 0.66 1.21 ± 1.08 0.004 (0.93)
Week 4 1.16 ± 0.38 1.57 ± 0.50 0.008 (0.412) 1.44 ± 1.24 2.52 ± 0.96 0.005 (1.08)
Week 7 1.00 ± 0.48 1.89 ± 0.45 < 0.001 (0.894) 1.61 ± 1.28 3.84 ± 1.16 < 0.001 (2.23)