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Table 2 Changes in Chalders Fatigue Scale (FS) subscale and total scores from baseline to post-intervention of patients in the yoga group compared with the score changes of those in the control group

From: Isometric yoga improves the fatigue and pain of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome who are resistant to conventional therapy: a randomized, controlled trial

Chalder ’ s fatigue scale Yoga group mean (SD) Control group mean (SD) Significance of change (P values) Within - group Time x group interaction
    Yoga group Control group  
Physical symptoms      
 Pre-intervention 16.4 (3.5) 16.5 (3.4) 0.004 0.779 0.009
 Post-intervention 12.3 (3.8) 16.1 (3.6)    
Mental symptoms      
 Pre-intervention 9.5 (3.5) 9.7 (3.2)    
 Post-intervention 6.9 (4.4) 9.7 (3.1) 0.004 0.395 0.007
Total score      
 Pre-intervention 25.9 (6.1) 26.1 (6.2)    
 Post-intervention 19.2 (7.5) 25.8 (5.9) 0.002 0.550 0.003
  1. Tested with repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA), followed by post-hoc, within-group, paired-sample t tests.