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Table 5 Number of dogs in a cross table with different scores for the overall hip pain improvement or deterioration according to the owners' general impression of their dog's behaviour in its daily life after six and 24 months in the originally gold implantation group.

From: Two years follow-up study of the pain-relieving effect of gold bead implantation in dogs with hip-joint arthritis

   Evaluation of hip pain signs after 24 months
  Owner's assessment → ↓ No pain signs Large improvement in signs Moderate improvement in signs No change in signs Moderate deterioration in signs Severe deterioration in signs Total
Evaluation of hip pain signs after 6 months No pain signs 1 3 1 0 0 0 5
  Large improvement 2 10 4 0 0 0 16
  Moderate Improvement 0 4 4 0 0 0 8
  No change 0 2 1 0 2 0 5
  Moderate deterioration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Severe deterioration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 3 19 10 0 2 0 34
  1. The last row of the table shows the situation after six months, and the last column the results after 24 months. The bold figures display no change in hip pain signs or dysfunction from six months to 24 months. Figures to the right and left of the bold figures express the deterioration and ameliorations, respectively.