Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Baseline characteristics by group

From: Effects of stigmatizing media coverage on stigma measures, self-esteem, and affectivity in persons with depression – an experimental controlled trial

  Germanwings Plane Crash Fukushima Tsunami Depression Day Congress Group Differences
Sample size 60 60 60  
Age (years)     F(2,177) = 2.12, p = 0.12
 Mean (standard deviation) 38.65 (13.32) 41.22 (12.65) 36.52 (11.55)  
Gender (%)     χ2(2, N = 180) = 5.69, p = 0.06
 Male 53.3 33.3 36.7  
 Female 46.7 66.7 63.3  
Level of education(%)     χ2(2, N = 180) = 1.68, p = 0.43
  < 12 years of school 63.3 56.7 51.7  
  ≥ 12 years of school 36.7 43.3 48.3  
Current depression: Yes (%) 100 100 100  
PHQ-9     F(2,177) = 0.01, p = 1.00
 Mean (standard deviation) 13.97 (5.44) 13.93 (5.54) 13.87 (6.27)  
Negative Affect (PANAS) (t1)     F(2,177) = 2.57, p = 0.08
 Mean (standard deviation) 17.62 (7.36) 15.08 (4.54) 16.47 (6.17)  
Positive Affect (PANAS) (t1)     F(2,177) = 0.54, p = 0.59
 Mean (standard deviation) 26.42 (7.83) 25.03 (8.07) 25.84 (7.61)  
  1. PHQ-9 depression scale of the Patient Health Questionnaire, PANAS Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, t1 time of measurement before allocation, time of measurement 1