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Table 3 Comparison of baseline variables (S.D) of subjects in remission (HDRS) with those who did not remit during the study

From: Drop-out and mood improvement: a randomised controlled trial with light exposure and physical exercise [ISRCTN36478292]

        Analysis of variance    
Variable      Treatment group   Remitted group   Interaction  
  All Exercise&Light Exercise Light F p F p F p
Age      .11 .90 1.56 .22 .11 .89
Remitted 40.5 (10.5) 39.4 (11.6) 39.6 (11.2) 41.7(10.2)       
Not remitted 43.4 (9.0) 43.8 (8.0) 42.9 (9.6) 43.4 (9.7)       
GSS      1.59 .21 1.86 .18 .24 .79
Remitted 11.2 (4.7) 10.2 (5.2) 9.60 (5.0) 12.8 (3.9)       
Not remitted 12.6 (5.0) 12.8 (5.5) 11.4 (4.3) 13.5 (5.1)       
HDRS      3.09 .05 .76 .38 .11 .90
Remitted 14.2 (4.9) 16.3 (5.7) 11.0 (3.5) 14.0 (4.3)       
Not remitted 15.1 (6.4) 16.7 (8.1) 12.6 (3.7) 15.9 (6.2)       
ATYP      1.51 .23 .26 .61 .17 .84
Remitted 7.56 (5.0) 8.22 (4.7) 5.00 (3.5) 8.18 (5.6)       
Not remitted 7.76 (4.5) 8.27 (5.7) 6.69 (4.1) 8.28 (3.9)       
BMI      .63 .54 .088 .77 .51 .60
Remitted 24.5 (3.9) 24.8 (2.6) 22.4 (1.8) 25.3 (5.2)       
Not remitted 24.5 (4.4) 24.3 (5.4) 24.4 (3.8) 24.7 (4.4)       
Sessions attended (%)      .58 .56 8.66 .004 1.35 .27
Remitted 80.3 (15.8) 82.2 (10.0) 81.3 (27.2) 78.2(14.6)       
Not remitted 61.6 (30.1) 52.0 (33.6) 59.2 (31.1) 71.9(24.2)       
Fitness      .34 .57 .003 .96 .30 .59
Remitted 100.1 (13.7) 98.3 (16.5) 103.4 (6.8) ---       
Not remitted 100.6 (12.8) 100.5 (16.0) 100.7 (10.2) ---       
BNSQ           
Initial insomnia      3.83 .03 1.19 .28 1.87 .16
Remitted 2.32 (1.0) 2.22 (.97) 1.40 (.55) 2.82 (.98)       
Not remitted 2.42 (1.1) 2.71 (.99) 2.13 (1.2) 2.44 (.98)       
Middle insomnia      .43 .65 .00 .99 .47 .63
Remitted 3.36 (1.3) 3.22 (1.3) 3.20 (1.5) 3.55 (1.2)       
Not remitted 3.31 (1.2) 3.64 (.93) 3.00 (1.2) 3.33 (1.4)       
Late insomnia      1.37 .26 .69 .41 .90 .41
Remitted 2.04 (.94) 2.00 (1.0) 2.00 (1.0) 2.09 (.94)       
Not remitted 1.85 (.90) 1.93 (.83) 1.38 (.50) 2.22 (1.1)       
Quality of sleep      2.72 .07 .00 .99 .52 .60
Remitted 2.84 (1.2) 2.78 (1.1) 2.20 (1.1) 3.18 (1.3)       
Not remitted 2.71 (.99) 3.00 (.96) 2.31 (.70) 2.83 (1.2)       
Alcohol consumption      .17 .85 1.08 .30 1.29 .28
Remitted 5.08 (3.9) 6.78 (5.4) 3.80 (2.2) 4.27 (2.5)       
Not remitted 6.63 (6.8) 5.20 (5.4) 6.38 (7.5) 8.06 (7.2)       
  1. Abbreviations as in Table 2