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Table 2 Changes in medical use and health status of children

From: Evaluation of the effectiveness of the standard traditional Korean medicine-based health promotion program for disadvantaged children in South Korea

  Intervention group ( n = 115) Control group ( n = 99)
Pre-survey Post-survey Difference1 p-value2 Pre-survey Post-survey Difference1 p-value2
Outpatient visits 0.84 0.83 -0.01 0.88 0.65 1.98 1.33 0.05
Absences 0.42 0.07 -0.35 0.02* 0.19 0.06 -0.13 0.17
Lateness/early leaves 0.10 0.09 -0.02 0.77 0.11 0.08 -0.03 0.60
Infectious symptoms 1.59 1.63 0.03 0.72 1.09 1.35 0.26 0.15
EQ-5D 0.96 0.94 -0.02 0.04* 0.97 0.96 0.00 0.80
EQ-VAS 86.74 90.01 3.27 0.02* 87.09 85.72 -1.38 0.28
  1. Abbreviations: EQ-5D EuroQol-5D, EQ-VAS EuroQol-visual analog scale
  2. *p < 0.05, statistically significant
  3. 1Difference = Post-survey – Pre-survey
  4. 2This column presents p-values of dependent t-tests for children who completed the pre- and post-surveys in the intervention and control groups, respectively