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Table 4 Comparison of baseline variables (S.D) of subjects in remission (SIGH-SAD total score) 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      .26 .77 .068 .80 .54 .58
Remitted 42.0 (10.5) 43.6 (11.4) 37.5 (6.4) 41.8 (11.2)       
Not remitted 42.0 (9.5) 40.1 (8.6) 41.7 (10.2) 43.6 (9.7)       
GSS      1.60 .21 5.23 .03 .17 .85
Remitted 10.62 (4.9) 10.3 (4.8) 7.00 (1.4) 11.8 (5.4)       
Not remitted 13.2 (4.7) 13.3 (5.7) 11.9 (4.3) 14.4 (4.1)       
HDRS      1.71 .19 1.07 .31 .093 .91
Remitted 14.5 (5.3) 15.3 (6.7) 11.5 (2.1) 14.5 (4.6)       
Not remitted 15.6 (6.2) 18.3 (7.9) 12.7 (3.8) 16.2 (5.7)       
ATYP      1.89 .16 2.68 .11 .52 .60
Remitted 7.71 (4.7) 8.29 (4.2) 3.50 (.71) 8.25 (5.4)       
Not remitted 8.88 (4.2) 10.3 (4.8) 7.76 (3.8) 8.84 (4.1)       
BMI      .63 .54 .57 .45 1.79 .18
Remitted 24.3 (2.9) 25.7 (2.5) 21.0 (1.4) 23.9 (2.8)       
Not remitted 24.7 (4.5) 23.4 (4.2) 24.6 (3.8) 25.6 (5.3)       
Sessions attended (%)      .64 .53 2.66 .11 .60 .55
Remitted 82.4 (14.9) 84.8 (6.34) 66.7 (47.1) 84.2 (8.68)       
Not remitted 65.3 (28.3) 59.0 (31.6) 64.3 (30.5) 70.9 (24.0)       
Fitness      1.06 .31 .12 .73 2.01 .17
Remitted 99.7 (16.5) 96.6 (17.7) 110.5 (2.1) ---       
Not remitted 101.4 (11.6) 102.7 (13.8) 100.5 (10.1) ---       
BNSQ           
Initial insomnia      2.46 .09 .69 .41 1.26 .29
Remitted 2.35 (.93) 2.00 (1.0) 1.50 (.71) 2.88 (.64)       
Not remitted 2.39 (1.0) 2.54 (.78) 2.12 (1.2) 2.53 (1.1)       
Middle insomnia      .19 .83 .88 .35 .707 .50
Remitted 3.18 (1.4) 3.00 (1.4) 3.00 (.00) 3.37 (1.6)       
Not remitted 3.47 (1.2) 3.92 (.95) 3.24 (1.2) 3.37 (1.3)       
Late insomnia      1.48 .24 .003 .96 .068 .94
Remitted 2.06 (.90) 2.00 (1.0) 1.50 (.71) 2.25 (.89)       
Not remitted 1.92 (.95) 1.85 (.99) 1.65 (.70) 2.21 (1.1)       
Quality of sleep      1.87 .16 .21 .65 1.35 .27
Remitted 2.82 (1.1) 2.43 (.98) 2.00 (.00) 3.38 (1.1)       
Not remitted 2.76 (1.1) 2.92 (1.2) 2.53 (.87) 2.84 (1.3)       
Alcohol consumption      .059 .94 1.49 .23 .26 .77
Remitted 4.06 (2.8) 4.43 (3.3) 4.50 (3.5) 3.63 (2.4)       
Not remitted 6.50 (6.1) 5.36 (5.7) 6.76 (7.0) 7.11 (5.8)       
  1. Abbreviations as in Table 2