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Table 6 Standardised mean scores (Score/Standard deviation) by outcome measure and treatment arm at 3 months

From: Feasibility, acceptability and validity of SMS text messaging for measuring change in depression during a randomised controlled trial

Outcome measure Acupuncture Counselling Usual care
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
PHQ-9 Q1 1.18 1.007 1.28 .986 1.59 .989
PHQ-9 Q2 1.10 .915 1.46 1.035 1.70 .962
PHQ-9 Q3 1.50 1.022 1.61 .990 1.75 .984
PHQ-9 Q4 1.62 1.007 1.84 .969 2.05 .995
PHQ-9 Q5 1.27 1.019 1.39 .981 1.38 .990
PHQ-9 Q6 1.12 .924 1.37 1.058 1.56 .968
PHQ-9 Q7 0.95 .937 1.15 .966 1.52 1.076
PHQ-9 Q8 0.60 .946 0.64 .926 0.99 1.146
PHQ-9 Q9 0.46 .889 0.62 1.025 0.81 1.127
PHQ-9 Total 1.47 .977 1.70 .975 2.00 1.007
R-SMS-DS Week 16 1.66 .973 1.80 .992 2.26 .960
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