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Table 3 Patient Global Impression of Change to evaluate perception of cannabidiol’s (CBD) effect on pain intensity, physical function, and sleep based on type of arthritis

From: Cannabidiol as a treatment for arthritis and joint pain: an exploratory cross-sectional study

After using CBD for your arthritis, how would you best describe its effect on your overall: Osteoarthritis
(N=204)
Count (%)
Other autoimmune arthritis
(N=82)
Count (%)
Rheumatoid arthritis
(N=142)
Count (%)
P value
Pain Intensity? Lot worse 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.4) P=0.072
Little worse 1 (0.5) 2 (2.4) 1 (0.7)  
No change 29 (14.2) 18 (22.0) 19 (13.4)  
Little better 85 (41.7) 36 (43.9) 72 (50.7)  
Much better 88 (43.1) 26 (31.7) 48 (33.8)  
Physical function? Lot worse 1 (0.5) 0 (0) 2 (1.4) P=0.013*
Little worse 3 (1.5) 3 (3.7) 6 (4.2)  
No change 55 (27.0) 32 (39.0) 44 (31.0)  
Little better 77 (37.7) 33 (40.2) 49 (34.5)  
Much better 68 (33.3) 14 (17.1) 41 (28.9)  
Sleep? Lot worse 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.4) P=0.214
Little worse 1 (0.5) 2 (2.4) 3 (2.1)  
No change 65 (31.9) 31 (37.8) 40 (28.2)  
Little better 58 (28.4) 25 (30.5) 39 (27.5)  
Much better 79 (38.7) 24 (29.3) 58 (40.8)  
  1. Questions based off Patient Global Impression of Change, 5-point Likert scale
  2. Comparative statistics performed with Kruskal-Wallis based on diagnosis type
  3. % percentage
  4. *Significance determined as P<0.05