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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants in the study groups

From: Effect of self-care counselling on depression and anxiety in women with endometriosis: a randomized controlled trial

Variable Counselling group
(n = 38)
N (%)
Control group
(n = 38)
N (%)
P-Value
Age (year)a 34.8 (6.0) 34.0 (6.2) 0.539
Marital Status    0.338#
 Widow 1 (2.6) 0 (0.0)  
 Divorced 5 (13.2) 2 (5.3)  
 Married 27 (71.1) 33 (86.8)  
 Single 5 (13.2) 3 (7.9)  
Duration of marriage
(year)a
12.9 (6.4) 12.1 (6.9) 0.624
Number of children    0.028#
 No child 11 (28.9) 9 (23.7)  
 One child 6 (15.8) 17 (44.7)  
 Two and more child 14 (36,8) 8 (21.1)  
History of infertility    0.804
Yes 15 (39.5) 14 (36.8)  
Willingness to re-pregnancy    0.715
 Yes 19 (50.0) 19 (50.0)  
Education    0.464§
 Secondary school 12 (31.6) 11 (28.9)  
 Diploma 17 (44.8) 15 (39.4)  
 University 9 (23.7) 12 (31.6)  
Job    0.509#
 Housewife 28 (73.7) 27 (71.1)  
 Employed 10 (26.3) 11 (28.9)  
Husband’s Education    0.046§
 Illiterate 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6)  
 Primary school 8 (21.1) 3 (7.9)  
 Secondary school 7 (18.4) 5 (13.2)  
 Diploma 9 (23.7) 13 (34.2)  
 University 5 (13.2) 11 (28.9)  
Husband’s Job    0.859#
 Unemployed 2 (5.3) 1 (2.6)  
 Employee 3 (7.9) 6 (15.8)  
 Worker 7 (18.4) 9 (23.7)  
 Other 17 (44.7) 17 (44.7)  
Income sufficiency    0.185§
 Enough 7 (18.4) 10 (26.3)  
 Not enough 12 (31.6) 7 (18.4)  
 Relatively enough 19 (50.0) 21 (55.3)  
House status    0.904#
 Personal 19 (50.0) 23 (60.5)  
 Rental 10 (26.3) 8 (21.1)  
 Woman’s parents’ house 2 (5.3) 2 (5.3)  
 Husband’s parents’ house 7 (18.4) 5 (13.2)  
Satisfaction with marital status    0.264§
 Satisfied 22 (57.9) 26 (68.4)  
 Relatively satisfied 5 (13.2) 4 (10.5)  
 Dissatisfied 2 (5.3) 3 (7.9)  
Duration of Endometriosis Diagnosis (Year)a 3.9 (2.2) 3.3 (1.9) 0.179
Treatment    0.719#
 Laparoscopy 29 (76.3) 32 (84.2)  
 Laparoscopy+ medical 6 (15.8) 5 (13.2)  
 Laparoscopy+ medical+ Herbal 2 (5.3) 1 (2.6)  
 Laparoscopy+ herbal 1 (2.6) 0 (0.0)  
Post treatment condition    0.105
 Recover 32 (84.2) 26 (63.4)  
 Recurrence 6 (15.8) 12 (31.6)  
  1. §Trend Chi-square test, Independent T-test # Fisher exact test Chi-square test
  2. aNumbers are reported in mean (standard deviation)