Table 4

Adjusted outcome measures at 6 months: motor function, child's quality of life, main carer's quality of life, sleep, pain and global measures*

OutcomeControl group (n)Intervention group (n)Control group (fitted mean (SD))Intervention group (fitted mean (SD))Difference in means (intervention–control) (95% CI)
GMFM-66676243.38 (23.12)48.25 (23.52)4.11 (−0.47 to 8.69)
CHQ-PhS584917.00 (11.68)19.22 (12.70)1.02 (−2.83 to 4.86)
CHQ-PsS584940.96 (7.09)43.27 (7.99)1.04 (−2.58 to 4.65)
SF-36 PCS655948.82 (6.43)49.02 (6.80)0.41 (−2.62 to 3.44)
SF-36 MCS655941.48 (7.90)42.80 (7.73)0.27 (−2.86 to 3.39)
Mean time asleep3833605.52 (26.15)595.71 (29.56)−12.77 (−44.23 to 18.70)
Mean time to sleep383337.72 (16.46)30.72 (14.13)−5.28 (−18.25 to 7.70)
Best day PPP352614.83 (6.44)12.23 (5.32)−1.95 (−5.67 to 1.78)
Worst day PPP352628.46 (10.48)24.71 (8.93)0.05 (−5.13 to 5.23)
  • * Adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity, Gross Motor Function Classification System category, social class, centre and strength of parental belief in the benefits of cranial osteopathy and baseline measures where available.

  • CHQ, Child Health Questionnaire; GMFM-66, Gross Motor Function Measure-66; MCS, Mental Component Summary Score; PCS, Physical Component Summary Score; PhS, Physical Summary Score; PPP, paediatric pain profile; PsS, Psychological Summary Score; SF-36, Short Form 36.