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Table 6 Mean post-operative pain level or intensity score according to VAS in follow-up visits in two groups

From: Does application of honey improve surgical outcome in pilonidal cyst excision with secondary intention healing? A prospective randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

Follow-up visits (days)/VAS for pain level 7 15 30 45 60 90
Intervention group 7.5 ± 0.5 6.5 ± 0.5 5.4 ± 0.5 4.5 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.5 0.7 ± 0.4
Placebo-controlled group 7.4 ± 0.5 5.5 ± 0.5 4.4 ± 0.5 3.4 ± 0.5 1.4 ± 0.5 0.5 ± 0.5
P value 0.573 p ≤ 0.01 p ≤ 0.01 p ≤ 0.01 0.258 0.146