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Table 2 short-term results after one or two injections of NaCl or TCA

From: Randomised controlled trial of local corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome in general practice

   NaCl TCA p-value
direct treatment response no response 17 9  
  partial response, not satisfactory 9 9  
  partial response, satisfactory 5 11  
  complete resolution of symptoms 0 6  
     0.013
mean score BCTQ   2.815 (0.795) 2.872(0.785)  
symptom severity scale     
before intervention (SD)     
mean score BCTQ   2.529(0.847) 1.948(0.779)  
symptom severity scale     
after intervention (SD)     
mean score BCTQ   2.353(1.045) 2.456(1.024)  
functional status scale     
before intervention (SD)     
mean score BCTQ   2.366(1.0988) 1.881(0.810)  
functional status scale     
after intervention (SD)     
change in mean score   0.286(0.554) 0.924(0.710) < 0.001
BCTQ symptom severity scale (SD)     
change in mean score   -0.135(0.557) 0.575(0.838) p = 0.002
BCTQ functional status scale (SD)     
patient perceived improvement much worse 1 0  
  worse 2 1  
  not better not worse 17 9  
  better 10 9  
  much better 2 15  
     0.01
  1. NaCl = NaCl 0.9% (saline)
  2. TCA = triamcinolonacetonide 1 mg/ml
  3. BCTQ = Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire