Table 6.101Study withdrawals

Withdrawals outcomeReferenceInterventionAssessment timeOutcome/effect size
Knee
CS + GS
Total number of withdrawals; withdrawals due to AEs1 RCT (Cohen et al. 2003) (N=63)CS + GS vs placebo8 weeks (end of treatment)NS
CS + GH
Total number of withdrawals; withdrawals due to AEs1 RCT (Das and Hammad 2000) (N=93)CS + GH vs placebo6 months (end of treatment)Total withdrawals: both N=2
Due to AEs: N=1 (CS+GH) and N=3 (placebo)
Both groups similar
Total number of withdrawals; withdrawals due to AE; withdrawals due to lack of efficacy1 RCT (Clegg et al. 2006) (N=1583CS + GH vs placebo24 weeks (end of treatment)NS

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