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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data of participants separated by treatment group

From: Randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of the ultrasound-guided galvanic electrolysis technique (USGET) versus conventional electro-physiotherapeutic treatment on patellar tendinopathy

  Group 1 (Electro-physiotherapy) Group 2 (USGET) p. value
Age (years)a 30.9 (5.9) 31.2 (6.5) 0.891
Sex (male:female)b 24:8 27:5 0.351
Weight (Kg)a 71.5 (11.2) 73.2 (11.1) 0.547
Height (m)a 174.7 (7.4) 175.8 (6.2) 0.501
BMI (kg/m2)a 23.3 (2.1) 23.6 (2.4) 0.631
Physical activity (days/week)a 3.8 (1) 4.3 (1.4) 0.055
Physical activity (hours/day)a 1.9 (1.5) 2.1 (1.2) 0.657
Laterality (Right:Left)b 24:8 23:9 0.719
Symptoms duration (months)a 29.5 (31.5) 28.8 (32.4) 0.929
# of previous episodes paina 3.3 (2.3) 3.7 (2.6) 0.543
Time from the start of the last episode (months) a 2.2 (0.9) 2.8 (2.9) 0.277
Thickening of the tendon (Yes: No) b 32:0 32:0 1.000
Vascularization (Yes: No) b 23:9 22:10 1.000
  1. a Statistics: Mean (standard deviation); p = Student t test. b Frequencies, p = Chi square