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Table 5 Response according to Brief Pain Inventory score at 3 and 6 months in the per-protocol cohort

From: Bone density and pain response following intensity-modulated radiotherapy versus three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for vertebral metastases - secondary results of a randomized trial

  IMRT group n = 20   3DCRT group n = 19  
After 3 months n %   n % p-value
 CR 10 50   5 26,3 0.395
 PR 4 20   4 20,1  
 PP 1 5   3 15,8  
 IP 5 25   7 36,8  
 Responders 14 70   9 47,4 0.151
 Non-responders 6 30   10 52,6  
  IMRT group n = 17   3DCRT group n = 12  
After 6 months
 CR 7 41,2   3 25 0.732
 PR 5 29,4   4 33,3  
 PP 2 11,8   3 25  
 IP 3 17,7   2 16,7  
 Responders 12 70,8   7 58,3 0.494
 Non-responders 5 29,4   5 41,7  
  1. Abbreviations: CR complete response, PR partial response, PP pain progression, IP intermediate pain