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Table 2 Comparison of mean stress scores in the study groups

From: Effect of Hope-oriented group counseling on mental health of infertile women with failed IVF cycles: a randomized controlled trial

Stress score
(score 0 to 21)
Counseling group
(N = 26)
Mean)SD)
Control group (N = 26)
Mean)SD)
MD (95%CI) p-value
Before intervention 16.6 (2.1) 16.9 (1.7) 0.26(−0.75 to 1.2) 0.602a
One week after intervention 14.7 (2.8) 16.7 (2.2) −1.7 (−3.2 to −0.3) 0.018b
One month after intervention 15.2 (2.9) 16.5 (2.3)   
  1. aIndependent t-test
  2. brepeated measures ANOVA after adjusting the baseline stress value
  3. Before intervention, the number of patients in the counseling and control groups was 30, and after the intervention in the counseling and control groups was 26