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Table 4 Backward stepwise multiple regression analysis of the relationship between the change in neuropathic pain scores and the change in inflammatory mediators

From: Targeting inflammation as a treatment modality for neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury: a randomized clinical trial

Outcome variable Predictor variables b SE-b Beta t p value Tolerance VIF
Sensory IL-2 −1.386 .483 −0.73 −2.87 0.01 0.51 1.97
(R = 0.69, R 2 = 0.47) IFN-y .179 .081 0.54 2.21 0.04 0.52 1.91
  PGE2 .022 .008 0.53 2.79 0.01 0.92 1.08
Affective PGE2 .02 .01 0.56 2.85 0.01   
(R = 0.56, R 2 = 0.31)
Sensitivity IL-1B 9.67 4.93 0.49 1.96 0.07 0.49 2.05
(R = 0.72, R 2 = 0.51) IL-2 −1.49 .49 −0.67 −3.07 0.01 0.65 1.54
  PGE2 .02 .01 0.38 1.8 0.09 0.69 1.45