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Table 2 Changes in overall burden of pain over the last month according to Numeric Rating Scale

From: Favourable prognosis of trigeminal neuralgia when enrolled in a multidisciplinary management program - a two-year prospective real-life study

Overall burden of pain (NRS) Grading of overall burden of pain Overall burden of pain initial assessment N (%) Mean overall burden of pain - initial assessment (Cl) Mean change in overall burden of pain at two-year assessment (Cl) p-value#
0 No burden of pain 2 (2) 0 0.5 (−5.85–6.85) 0.5
1 Mild burden of pain 10 (10) 2.58 (2.18–2.98) −2.32 (−3.27- -1.36) 0.003
2 9 (9)
3 6 (6)
4 13 (13)
5 Moderate burden of pain 16 (16) 5.92 (5.63–6.21) −0.97 (−1.63 - - 0.32) < 0.001
6 9 (9)
7 13 (13)
8 Severe burden of pain 10 (10) 9.2 (8.72–9.52) −5.60 (−6.83 - - 4.37) < 0.001
9 2 (2)
10 13 (13)
  1. N = 103. NRS = Numeric Rating Scale, #Wilcoxon Signed Rank test. Cl = 95% confidence limits. P < 0.05 was considered significant