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Table 2 Separation Tests

From: The effect of chair massage on muscular discomfort in cardiac sonographers: a pilot study

  Analysis
Comparison Difference in Scorea SDE Δ/2b Separation/In Favor Ofc
Massage vs Control     
   Quick DASH 6.04 1.78 1.47 Yes/Massage
   Work module 6.28 2.37 1.95 Yes/Massage
Massage + Stretch vs Control     
   Quick DASH 3.82 1.29 1.06 Yes/Massage+Stretch
   Work module 9.16 2.39 1.96 Yes/Massage + Stretch
Massage vs Massage + Stretch     
   Quick DASH 2.22 1.61 1.32 Yes/Massage
   Work module -2.88 2.24 1.84 Yes/Massage+Stretch
  1. Abbreviation: SDE, standard deviation of the effect estimate.
  2. a Difference between the 2 interventions in the mean change in score ("Difference" in Table 1.)
  3. b Δ = 1.645 × SDE.
  4. c If the difference in score is greater than Δ/2 (in the direction favorable to the intervention), further research is recommended.