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Table 1 Comparison results for cutaneous temperature and blood flow of Recovery stage to Baseline stage in two tests

From: Effect of different thermal stimuli on improving microcirculation in the contralateral foot

  Warm bath Infrared radiation
p value 95% confidence interval of the difference Effect size p value 95% confidence interval of the difference Effect size
Recovery stage
 Temperature
  Instant(0–10 s) 0.002 − 3.27 ~ − 0.69 0.87 0.004 − 1.99 ~ − 0.19 0.69
  1 min 0.002 − 3.29 ~ − 0.58 0.81 0.010 − 1.9 ~ − 0.14 0.66
  2 min 0.002 − 3.26 ~ − 0.53 0.78 0.004 − 1.92 ~ − 0.19 0.69
  3 min 0.002 − 3.2 ~ − 0.45 0.75 0.004 − 1.98 ~ − 0.13 0.65
  4 min 0.002 − 3.2 ~ − 0.5 0.78 0.005 − 1.9 ~ − 0.09 0.62
  5 min 0.002 − 3.13 ~ − 0.46 0.76 0.004 − 1.86 ~ − 0.03 0.58
  6 min 0.002 − 3.07 ~ − 0.42 0.74 0.004 − 1.93 ~ − 0.11 0.64
  7 min 0.002 − 3.08 ~ − 0.39 0.73 0.005 − 1.99 ~ − 0.07 0.61
  8 min 0.003 − 3.11 ~ − 0.45 0.76 0.008 − 2 ~ − 0.03 0.58
  9 min 0.003 − 3.09 ~ − 0.39 0.73 0.013 − 1.95 ~ − 0.03 0.58
  10 min 0.003 − 3.19 ~ − 0.51 0.78 0.015 − 2.06 ~ 0.02 0.55
 Skin blood flow
  Instant(0–10 s) 0.003 − 56.75 ~ − 13.93 0.93 0.010 − 37.03 ~ − 6.77 0.82
  1 min 0.008 − 52.21 ~ − 6.88 0.74 0.023 − 36.46 ~ − 5.22 0.75
  2 min 0.008 − 47.66 ~ − 3.25 0.65 0.050 − 31.22 ~ − 2.41 0.66
  3 min 0.002 − 49.12 ~ − 5.04 0.70 0.060 − 31.56 ~ 1.7 0.51
  4 min 0.028 − 42.62 ~ − 0.12 0.57 0.006 − 38.8 ~ − 5.38 0.82
  5 min 0.005 − 39.27 ~ − 4.68 0.72 0.060 − 31.9 ~ 0.68 0.54
  6 min 0.099 − 36.06 ~ 2.98 0.48 0.084 − 30.79 ~ 0.35 0.55
  7 min 0.182 − 31.92 ~ 2.17 0.49 0.117 − 29.43 ~ 4.26 0.42
  8 min 0.272 − 30.75 ~ 2.68 0.48 0.433 − 28.76 ~ 6.84 0.35
  9 min 0.433 − 28.8 ~ 4.48 0.41 0.754 − 29.85 ~ 8.11 0.32
  10 min 0.480 − 24.73 ~ 6.91 0.32 0.937 − 31.04 ~ 9.03 0.31