Table 3

 WOMAC subscales

SubscalesIbuprofenParacetamol
Results are shown as mean (SD).
WOMAC, Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index; SD, standard deviation
*p = 0.002; †p<0.001.
Stiffness (total score 0–100)Baseline visit56.2 (17.5)56.2 (17.5)
Final visit32.5 (18.7)43.7 (20.0)
Final−baseline change*−23.7 (22.5)−12.5 (20.0)
Pain (total score (0–100)Baseline visit50.0 (13.5)50.0 (12.5)
Final visit27.0 (17.0)35.5 (18.0)
Final−baseline change†−23.0 (18.0)−14.5 (16.0)
Physical function (total score (0–100))Baseline visit48.2 (13.8)48.7 (12.9)
Final visit28.4 (17.8)35.9 (11.7)
Final−baseline change*−19.8 (17.3)−12.8 (15.0)
TOTAL SCORE (0–100)Baseline visit49.2 (12.9)49.7 (12.3)
Final visit28.4 (17.1)36.3 (17.0)
Final−baseline change†−20.8 (17.2)−13.4 (14.7)