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Table 2 Variables Demonstrating a Significant Association with PTSD Status at 3 months

From: Comparison of pain, cortisol levels, and psychological distress in women undergoing surgical termination of pregnancy under local anaesthesia versus intravenous sedation

Variable PTSD No PTSD
  3 month mean and SD
Baseline PTSD (CAPS) score* 52.6 ± 30.7 7.5 ± 17.8
Post-abortion pain score* 8.0 ± 2.4 3.9 ± 2.8
1 month PTSD (CAPS) score** 81.6 ± 14.3 11.5 ± 16.9
1 month PTSD (DTS) score** 93.0 ± 17.7 20.9 ± 19.7
1 month Anxiety (STAI) score** 58.4 ± 3.3 39.5 ± 8.6
1 month Depression (BDI) score** 6.8 ± 6.7 27.8 ± 8.2
1 month Self-esteem (RSI) score** 23.0 ± 1.9 31.9 ± 6.1
1 month Disability (SDS)** 8.8 ± 2.2 2.89 ± 4.3
  1. *: p < 0.05
  2. **: p < 0.01