Table 2

Change in active quality of life score between baseline and 12 months in homeopathy (Hom) and placebo (Plac) groups

Age groupPossible scores (min–max)GroupMean (SD) baseline scoreMean change in scoreEstimate of treatment effect from ANCOVA (95% CI)p value (ANCOVA)
Higher score indicates better quality of life.
A: 4–7 years10–40Hom (n=8)34.80 (1.8)0.00–0.300.84
Plac (n=7)35.66 (3.3)0.94 (–3.55 to 2.94)
B: 8–11 years7–35Hom (n=20)28.27 (3.8)0.851.020.37
Plac (n=19)27.95 (3.6)–0.11 (–1.27 to 3.32)
C: 12–16 years8–36Hom (n=15)28.93 (3.1)0.200.080.93
Plac (n=20)29.80 (3.9)–0.15 (–1.95 to 2.12)
Pooled standardised score0–100Hom (n=43)76.79 (11.9)1.661.320.59
Plac (n=46)77.77 (13.3)0.09 (–3.98 to 6.62)