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Table 2 Percent improvements in the VAS, physical function, emotional function and QoL

From: Effects of acupuncture for cancer pain and quality of life – a case series

Participant VAS Physical function Emotional function General health (QoL)
End of week 8 End of week 12 End of week 8 End of week 12 End of week 8 End of week 12 End of week 12 End of week 12
1 18 35 67 0 0 14 −13 −25
2 −36 NA 22 NA 0 NA 50 NA
3 −39 −21 8 15 12 38 20 20
4 33 NA 0 NA 100 NA 100 NA
5 78 78 22 44 −11 0 50 50
6 95 96 8 8 450 300 25 38
7 65 37 8 0 18 −45 25 −25
  1. NOTE: Positive values for the VAS indicate improvement (decrease) of pain and negative values indicate worsening (increase) of pain. NA: Not available.