Table 2

Impact of the CIM programme before and after the first treatment: comparing HCPs using versus those 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 first IM session
Not using keywords
n=62
Using keywords
n=119
Two leading MYCAW concerns scoresn=90‡
4.307±1.2
4 (3, 5)
n=90
1.67±1.6
1.5 (0, 3)
n=202
4.40±1.1
4 (4, 5)
n=202
2.0±1.4
2 (1, 3)
P1=0.444, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.038
Fatigue scoren=24
4.08±1.1
4 (3, 5)
n=24
1.95±1.8
2 (0, 3)
n=38
4.50±0.98
4 (4, 5)
n=38
2.18±1.4
2 (1, 3)
P1=0.122, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.389
Emotional scoren=25
4.84±1.1
5 (4, 6)
n=25
1.28±1.5
1 (0, 2)
n=81
4.48±1.1
5 (4, 5)
n=81
2.0±1.5
2 (1, 3)
P1=0.147, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.023
Pain scoren=33
4.06±1.3
4 (3, 5.5)
n=33
1.69±1.4
2 (0, 3)
n=54
4.09±1.08
4 (3, 5)
n=54
1.89±1.3
2 (1, 3)
P1=0.717, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.484
Well-being scoren=24
2.50±1.5
3 (1, 3.75)
n=24
0.92±1.18
1 (0, 1)
n=59
2.81±1.2
3 (2, 4)
n=59
1.36±1.2
0 (1, 2)
P1=0.871, P2<0.0001, P3<0.0001, P4=0.616
  • *P values are presented with the following comparisons between groups: P1= comparison between those using vs. not using emotional-spiritual keywords for baseline scores; P2= comparison between those using vs. not using keywords for within-group score changes, from baseline to post-CIM treatment assessment; P3= comparison between those using vs. not using keywords for within-group score changes from baseline to post-CIM treatment assessment; P4= comparison between those using vs. 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.