Table 6.95Symptoms: pain

Pain outcomeReferenceInterventionAssessment timeOutcome/effect size
Pain, VAS (change from baseline)1 RCT (Cohen et al. 2003) (N=63)CS + GS vs placebo4 weeks (mid-treatment) and 8 weeks, end of treatmentp=0.03 and 0.002
Favours CS + GS
20% decrease in WOMAC pain; 50% decrease in WOMAC pain; WOMAC pain score, change from baseline; HAQ pain, change from baseline.1 RCT (Clegg et al. 2006) (N=1583)CS + GS vs placebo24 weeksNS

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