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Table 4 Pairwise meta-analysis of of reduction of RQLQ

From: Acupuncture methods for allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and bayesian meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Comparison Number SMD (95% CI) I2 (%) p
MA VS WA 1 − 0.53 (− 1.43, 0.36)
MA VS CM 6 0.79 (− 0.05, 1.63) 92  < 0.00001
MA VS MA + CM 1 − 1.92 (− 1.60, − 0.24)
MA VS AM 1 − 0.13 (− 1.01, 0.74)
MA VS SA 1 0.92 (0.23, 1.61)
WA VS CM 8 1.71 (0.87, 2.56) 94  < 0.00001
WA VS AM 1 − 0.50 (− 0.39, 1.39)
Mox VS CM 4 0.14 (− 0.37, 0.64) 84 0.0003
CM VS MA + CM 3 − 2.06 (− 2.42, − 1.71) 25 0.27
CM VS AM 1 − 1.87 (− 2.57, − 1.22)
CM VS EA 1 − 0.13 (− 0.64, 0.37)
CM VS SA + CM 1 − 0.66 (− 1.06, − 0.27)
MA + CM VS SA + CM 1 1.66 (1.28, 2.04)
  1. Italic values indicate significant difference
  2. MA manual acupuncture, EA electroacupuncture, WA warm acupuncture, Mox moxibustion, AM Acupuncture-Moxibustion, SA sham acupuncture, CM conventional medicine