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Table 2 Summary of days of pain, mean pain intensity, and days of missed activities.

From: Evaluation of guided imagery as treatment for recurrent abdominal pain in children: a randomized controlled trial

Time Guided Imagery (n = 14) Breathing Alone (n = 8) P-Value1
Days with Pain 2
Baseline 23.0 (17.6, 28.3) 14.4 (7.7, 21.1)  
Month 1 7.5 (2.9, 12.2) 11.3 (4.3, 18.2)  
   Improvement 67% 21% 0.05
Month 2 4.2 (0.9, 7.5) 7.9 (3.7, 12.0)  
   Improvement 82% 45% < 0.01
Mean Intensity of Pain Episodes
Baseline 2.5 (1.9, 3.2) 2.7 (2.0, 3.5)  
Month 1 1.2 (0.9, 1.5) 1.6 (0.6, 2.5)  
   Improvement 52% 41% 0.58
Days with Missed Activities 2
Baseline 4.0 (1.5, 6.5) 1.3 (0.2, 2.4)  
Month 1 0.6 (0, 1.3) 1.1 (0.2, 2.1)  
   Improvement 85% 15% 0.02
Month 2 0.2 (0,0.5) 0.3 (0,0.7)  
   Improvement 95% 77% 0.05
  1. 1 Student's t-test
  2. 2 Both days with pain and missed activities are given per month.