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Table 3 Mean of sum of number, duration and severity of exacerbations during 6 months of treatment with cineole or placebo*

From: Concomitant therapy with Cineole (Eucalyptole) reduces exacerbations in COPD: A placebo-controlled double-blind trial

  PLACEBO CINEOLE  
  SCORE SCORE P VALUE†
Sum of exacerbations (number)# 0.9 ± 1.46 0.4 ± 0.82 0.0069
Sum of duration (days)# 5.7 ± 8.9 4.0 ± 10.9 0.0210
Sum of severity (score)# 1.4 ± 2.2 0.8 ± 1.5 0.0242
Summarized parameter
(directional test)
   0.0120
  1. * Plus – minus values are means ± SD.
  2. † P-Values are for the comparison between the two groups.
  3. # The sum of the exacerbation parameters is calculated by addition of the documented parameters at all visits.