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Table 2 VAS score, Roland–Morris score and 6-min walk test distance before and after corticoid treatment

From: A double-blind, randomized controlled, prospective trial assessing the effectiveness of oral corticoids in the treatment of symptomatic lumbar canal stenosis

  T0 T3 T6 T12
  VAS score (cm) P-value 0.56
CORTICOID 7.68 5.68 6.71 6.61
PLACEBO 7.07 5.50 5.17 5.97
P-VALUE 0.30 0.81 0.02* 0.37
  Roland–Morris score P-value 0.40
CORTICOID 16.16 12.77 14.71 14.81
PLACEBO 15.27 14.73 13.80 13.80
P-VALUE 0.46 0.25 0.53 0.52
  6-minute walk test (m) P-value 0.73
CORTICOID 367.39 379.97 346.8 352.6
PLACEBO 388.83 391.50 389.4 395
P-VALUE 0.36 0.62 0.07 0.08
  1. VAS: visual analog scale; *p value statistically significant.