Table 2: Results.

 

 

baseline

discharge

1 months a.d.

3 months a.d.

Ott-sign (cm)

MT-group

Mean SD

1.89 1.45

3.12 1.48

2.88 1.4

2.66 1.82

#p-value

 

0.002

0.002

0.004

Control-group

Mean SD

1.41 0.93

1.58 1.06

1.69 0.84

1.88 0.88

#p-value

 

0.227

0.081

0.065

*p-value

0.355

0.002

0.009

0.213

dCE (cm)

MT-group

Mean SD

2.53 1.44

3.62 1.04

3.02 0.99

3.49 1.6

#p-value

 

0.001

0.026

0.005

Control-group

Mean SD

2.08 0.77

1.86 0.62

2.11 0.95

1.71 0.9

#p-value

 

0.306

0.754

0.13

*p-value

0.538

< 0.001

0.026

0.005

BASDAI

MT-group

Mean SD

5.43 2.58

3.77 2.07

3.66 1.87

3.96 1.74

#p-value

 

0.004

0.008

0.041

Control-group

Mean SD

5.32 2.07

4.8 2.5

4.85 2.52

4.79 2.48

#p-value

 

0.074

0.266

0.347

*p-value

0.773

0.356

0.141

0.260

BASFI

MT-group

Mean SD

4.53 2.27

3.08 1.59

2.95 1.78

3.09 2.17

#p-value

 

0.006

0.002

0.028

Control-group

Mean SD

4.94 2.87

5.03 2.47

4.65 2.57

4.46 2.94

#p-value

 

0.969

0.415

0.286

*p-value

0.840

0.032

0.078

0.260

VAS (1-10)

MT-group

Mean SD

5.36 2.68

3.04 2.65

3.24 2.24

3.07 2.25

#p-value

 

0.006

0.005

0.013

Control-group

Mean SD

5.03 3.12

4.08 2.54

4.94 2.86

4.79 2.97

#p-value

 

0.41

0.969

0.754

*p- value

0.729

0.402

0.149

0.225

IVC (%)

MT-group

Mean SD

99.5 17.4

105.42 16.85

 

104.67 15.8

#p-Wert

 

0.003

 

0.008

Control-group

Mean SD

93.92 17.53

93 16.92

 

93.58 17.17

#p-value

 

0.36

 

0.796

*p-value

0.729

0.259

 

0.260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.d. - after discharge, dCE - differences chest expansion, BASDAI - Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, BASFI - Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functionality Index, VAS - visuell analog scale (pain), IVC - inspiratory vital capacity

#p-value Wilcoxon-Test (differences between the measuring time points versus baseline)

*p-value Mann-Whitney U-Tests (group differences)