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Table 1 Patients groups and characteristics at inclusion

From: A new analgesic method, two-minute sciatic nerve press, for immediate pain relief: a randomized trial

  Placebo press (n = 70) Sciatic press (n = 65) p value
Emergency test    
   Participants (n) 49 46 -
   Male (%) 57.1% 67.3% 0.24
   Age 41.9 ± 13.4 37.6 ± 12.7 0.12
   Baseline VAS 7.1 ± 1.88 7.3 ± 1.63 0.49
60 min test in renal, dental and tumor patients    
   Participants (n) 21 19 -
Renal 28.6% 21.1% 0.86
Dental 38.1% 42.1%  
   Male (%) 42.9% 52.6% 0.54
   Age 42.5 ± 18.3 41.6 ± 15.4 0.88
   Baseline VAS 6.05 ± 1.36 6.39 ± 1.55 0.46
  1. Age, gender and baseline VAS: mean (± SD), t-test.