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Table 2 Per participant annualized costs in Euros (€) by condition, for 3 months prior to baseline, 0–3 months during intervention (t0-t1) and 3–6 months after intervention (t1-t2)

From: Towards sustainable mental health promotion: trial-based health-economic evaluation of a positive psychology intervention versus usual care

  Baseline Mean (SD) 0–3 months Mean (SD) 3–6 months
Mean (SD)
Wait-list control group (n = 138)    
 Direct medical costs 637.16 (1185.66) 620.49 (1167.22) 462.97 (1137.84)
 Direct non-medical costs 38.14 (61.87) 37.50 (59.61) 25.36 (52.71)
 Intervention costs NA NA NA
 Total costs 675.30 (1245.89) 657.99 (1223.89) 488.33 (1189.92)
Self-help with email support (n = 137)    
 Direct medical costs 546.83 (1128.45) 408.09 (939.50) 478.05 (956.73)
 Direct non-medical costs 34.07 (63.50) 23.58 (44.69) 27.77 (45.94)
 Intervention costs NA 222 NA
Total costs 580.90 (1190.07) 653.66 (982.97) 505.82 (1001.27)a
  1. aFor further analyses, these annualized costs were included plus the intervention costs of €222. The total mean costs amounted to 727.82 (SD = 1001.27) at 6 months