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Table 2 Comparison of change in pain duration change in the target joint in the three groups

From: Effects of external application of compound Qingbi granules on acute gouty arthritis with dampness-heat syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

  Pain duration Group After treatment
1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 7 day 14 day
Changes in pain duration < 24 h Control group 1.00 ± 0.33 2.20 ± 0.55 4.50 ± 0.33 4.00 ± 0.66 1.30 ± 0.22 0.10 ± 0.22
Treatment group1 1.10 ± 0.18 2.50 ± 0.50 4.60 ± 0.50 4.20 ± 0.50 1.40 ± 0.38 0.20 ± 0.25
Treatment group2 1.30 ± 0.36 2.60 ± 0.32* 4.80 ± 0.32* 4.50 ± 0.36*# 1.70 ± 0.20*# 0.10 ± 0.32*#
24–48 h Control group 1.20 ± 0.29 2.40 ± 0.43 4.00 ± 0.67 3.50 ± 0.72 2.20 ± 0.29 0.20 ± 0.26
Treatment group1 1.30 ± 0.39 2.70 ± 0.48 4.20 ± 0.48 3.60 ± 0.47 2.30 ± 0.39 0.20 ± 0.28
Treatment group2 1.50 ± 0.38 3.00 ± 0.25* 4.60 ± 0.57* 3.80 ± 0.31*# 2.50 ± 0.50*# 0.20 ± 0.11*#
48-72 h Control group 1.70 ± 0.52 2.30 ± 0.68 3.00 ± 1.07 3.10 ± 0.48 2.50 ± 0.47 0.20 ± 0.24
Treatment group1 1.40 ± 0.36 3.00 ± 0.75 4.60 ± 1.3 3.40 ± 0.47 2.60 ± 0.38 0.30 ± 0.23
Treatment group2 1.60 ± 0.30 3.50 ± 0.75* 3.50 ± 1.53* 3.50 ± 0.85*# 2.90 ± 0.42*# 0.20 ± 0.06*#
  1. *P < 0.05, vs control group at the same time, #P < 0.05, vs T1 group at the same time, there was a statistically significant difference (P < 0.05)