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Table 4 Comparison of the mean depression 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

Depression score (score 0 to 21) Counseling group
(N = 26)
Mean)SD)
Control group (N = 26)
Mean)SD)
MD (95%CI) p-value
Before intervention (3.0) 15.9 (2.7) 16.0 0.0(−1.4 to 1.5) 0.965a
One week after intervention (3.1) 12.2 (2.7) 15.9   
One month after intervention (2.9) 13.3 (2.7) 15.5 −3.1(−4.7 to −1.5) 0.001 < 0b
  1. aIndependent t-test
  2. brepeated measures ANOVA after adjusting the baseline depression 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