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Table 4 Owner-reported pruritus scores

From: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial measuring the effect of a dietetic food on dermatologic scoring and pruritus in dogs with atopic dermatitis

Day Diet A Diet B P value*
0 8.0 (6.0–10.0)a 8.0 (4.0–10.0)a 0.8981
15 7.0 (2.0–10.0)b 6.5 (2.0–9.0)b 0.4464
30 5.0 (1.0–9.0)bc 4.0 (1.0–10.0)bc 0.6808
45 5.5 (1.0–8.0)bcd 4.0 (1.0–8.0)cd 0.1872
60 6.0 (1.0–10.0)bcd 3.5 (0.0–9.0)d 0.1518
P value < 0.0001 < 0.0001  
  1. Owner-reported pruritus scores assessed on a scale of zero to 10 where zero is no itching and 10 is extreme itching [42]. Scores did not differ between groups and both groups saw statistically significant reductions by day 15. Diet B group continued to have reductions in pruritus scores with day 60 being lower than days 0,15, and 30. Data are reported as median (range).*P value to compare groups within each day. †P value to compare days within each group. Within each column, days with different superscript letters differ from each other (p < 0.05)