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Table 3 Comparison of mean state and trait anxiety scores before and 4 weeks after intervention between counselling and control groups

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

Variable Counselling group Control group   
  Mean (SD)
(n = 38)
Mean (SD)
(n = 38)
Mean difference (95% confidence interval) p-value
State anxiety
 Pre intervention 44.8 (10.4) 43.2 (10.6) 1.6 (−3.2 to 6.4) 0.507
 Post intervention 35.1 (8.0) 47.1 (10.2) −12.0 (−14.4 to −9.6) <0.001
Trait anxiety
 Pre intervention 44.9 (9.9) 41.7 (8.8) 3.2 (−1.0 to 7.5) 0.136
 Post intervention 37.0 (8.2) 45.6 (9.1) −10.9 (−12.7 to −9.1) <0.001
  1. For comparison of groups before intervention Independent t-test and after intervention, ANCOVA test with controlled baseline values was used
  2. The range of state and trait anxiety scores is 20–80