Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 Mean values ± standard deviations of blood flow in the intervention and control groups at the baseline and at the eight-week follow-up examinations

From: Effects of a traditional herbal medicine on peripheral blood flow in women experiencing peripheral coldness: a randomized controlled trial

  Baseline Follow-up
  Intervention Control p value Intervention Control p value
Total participants       
 Number 28 30   27 30  
 Blood flow before bathing, PU 81.9 ± 44.5 78.8 ± 52.8 0.82 102.1 ± 60.3 101.5 ± 64.9 0.97
 Blood flow 1 min after bathing, PU 50.7 ± 23.0 47.6 ± 23.2 0.61 59.1 ± 27.2 61.1 ± 37.3 0.82
 Blood flow 10 min after bathing, PU 91.8 ± 85.0 51.0 ± 46.3 0.03 107.8 ± 71.4 80.1 ± 75.2 0.16
 Percentage recovery of blood flow after 10 min, % 13.3 −27.8 0.07 17.2 −28.2 0.007
Participants without percentage recovery of peripheral blood flow >300% at the baseline (sensitivity analysis)  
 Number 26 30   25 30  
 Blood flow before bathing, PU 84.0 ± 45.1 78.8 ± 52.8 0.70 103.9 ± 62.3 101.5 ± 64.9 0.89
 Blood flow 1 min after bathing, PU 51.0 ± 23.1 47.6 ± 23.2 0.59 59.6 ± 27.9 61.1 ± 37.3 0.87
 Blood flow 10 min after bathing, PU 80.7 ± 75.1 51.0 ± 46.3 0.08 109.2 ± 73.6 80.1 ± 75.2 0.16
 Percentage recovery of blood flow after 10 min, % −13.1 −27.8 0.29 17.7 −28.2 0.008