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Table 1 Mean (SD) summary statistics of the NIH-CPSI score in 10 patients.

From: A pilot study on acupuncture for lower urinary tract symptoms related to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain

NIH-CPSI Baseline 0 wk 3 P values
3 wk vs. 0
wk 6 P values
6 wk vs. 0
wk 12 P values
12 wk vs. 0
Total score 25.1 (6.6) 17.6 (5.7) 0.006* 8.8 (6.2) 0.006* 6.6 (4.3) 0.006*
Pain scores 9.9 (3.1) 5.3 (4.2) 0.004* 3.1 (2.0) 0.002* 2.1 (2.0) 0.002*
Urinary score 5.7 (3.3) 5.6 (2.5) 0.984 1.7 (2.5) 0.004* 1.6 (1.2) 0.008*
QOL score 9.5 (2.0) 6.7 (2.7) 0.004* 4.1 *2.6) 0.002* 2.9 (2.0) 0.002*
Symptom score = Pain + Urinary 15.6 (5.2) 10.9 (4.1) 0.002* 4.8 (4.0) 0.002* 3.7 (2.9) 0.002*
  1. CPSI: National institutes of health – chronic prostatitis symptom index
  2. * significant: exact Wilcoxon Signed Test P-values