Table 3

Impact of the CIM programme before and after subsequent (2–8) treatment sessions: comparing HCPs using versus not using emotional-spiritual keywords

ParameterPretreatment assessmentPost-treatment assessmentPretreatment assessmentPost-treatment assessmentP value*
Score, mean±SD (median) Score, mean±SD (median)
HCPs reporting MYCAW† concerns during the second to eighth IM sessions
n=76
HCPs not using keywords HCPs using keywords
Two leading MYCAW concerns scoresn=124‡
4.4±1.7
4 (3, 5)
n=124
2.14±1.4
2 (1, 3)
n=73
4.0±1.3
4 (3, 5)
n=73
1.56±1.3
1 (0, 2.5)
P1=0.055, P2<0.0001, P3=0.006, P4=0.005
Fatigue scoren=26
4.42±1.2
4 (3, 6)
n=26
2.73±1.6
2.5 (1.7, 4)
n=9
4.11±1.6
4 (3, 5.5)
n=9
1.78±1.4
2 (0.5, 3)
P1=0.753, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.138
Emotional scoren=46
4.52±1.2
5 (3.75, 6)
n=46
2.02±1.2
2 (1, 3)
n=27
4.22±1.3
4 (3, 5)
n=27
1.3±1.4
1 (0, 2)
P1=0.351, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.017
Pain scoren=47
4.23±1.1
4 (3, 5)
n=47
1.83±1.3
2 (1, 3)
n=31
3.84±1.3
4 (3, 5)
n=31
1.74±1.4
2 (0, 3)
P1=0.222, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.773
Well-being scoren=41
3.15±1.4
3 (2, 4)
n=41
1.71±1.3
2 (1, 2.5)
n=23
2.57±1.5
2 (1, 3)
n=23
1.43±1.2
1 (1, 2)
P1=0.121, P2<0.0001, P3=0.003, P4=0.397
  • *P values are presented with the following comparisons between the groups: P1: comparison between those using versus not using emotional-spiritual keywords for baseline scores; P2: comparison between those using versus not using keywords for within-group score changes from baseline to post-CIM treatment assessment; P3: comparison between those using versus not using keywords for within-group score changes from baseline to post-CIM treatment assessment; P4: comparison between those using versus not using keywords for group changes from baseline to post-CIM treatment assessment.

  • †The MYCAW questionnaire scores the two most significant concerns, ranging from 0 (not bothering me at all) to 6 (bothers me greatly).

  • ‡n is the number of MYCAW concerns reported by HCPs.

  • CIM, complementary and integrative medicine; HCPs, healthcare providers; MYCAW, Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing.