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Table 5 SAFTEE Symptoms, Mean Scores for Beginning and End of Light Treatment with Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test

From: Bright light treatment of depression for older adults [ISRCTN55452501]

Light Condition Bright Dim
Symptom Category Baseline Post Treatment p Baseline Post Treatment p
Head 5.62 4.92 .012 5.35 5.14 .065
Eyes 8.53 8.61 .404 8.76 8.27 .168
Ears 5.15 5.22 .791 5.14 5.53 .502
Mouth/Teeth 8.48 7.82 .193 8.41 7.28 .001
Nose/Throat 6.71 7.03 .297 6.58 6.12 .312
Chest 8.17 7.74 .683 7.71 8.00 .315
Heart 2.28 2.19 .276 2.69 2.55 .106
Stomach/Abdomen 6.03 5.46 .080 5.37 5.00 .239
Bowel 8.64 8.40 .487 8.39 8.32 .790
Appetite 7.91 7.58 .394 7.69 7.66 .699
Urination 5.79 7.11 <.001 6.28 8.18 <.001
Gynecology 9.40 9.00 .854 8.91 9.75 .655
Genital/Sexual 8.31 9.64 .077 7.85 9.87 .004
Muscle/Bone 5.97 5.85 .573 5.25 4.94 .178
Walking/Moving 7.06 7.36 .271 7.21 7.74 .239
Scalp/Skin 5.76 5.70 .636 5.39 5.53 .120
Other 28.73 23.4 <.001 27.32 25.17 .091