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Table 1 Participant characteristics at pre-treatment per group

From: Tackling the global problem of traumatic stress in low-income countries: a pilot clinical trial comparing reconsolidation therapy to paroxetine in Nepal

Characteristics at baseline Paroxetine Reconsolidation
n M SD n M SD
Age 23 40.30 11.85 23 39.78 10.95
PTSD symptoms (PCL) 23 65.56 7.83 23 64.73 7.76
Anxio-depressive symptoms (HSCL-25) 23 3.21 0.40 23 3.18 0.41
n %   n %  
Gender1
 Male 4 17.39   11 47.83  
 Female 19 82.61   12 52.17  
Education
 Illiterate 14 60.87   8 34.78  
 Primary 6 26.09   10 43.48  
 Secondary (8–10 years) or more 3 13.04   5 21.74  
Profession
 Service 1 4.35   2 8.70  
 Homemaker 7 30.43   4 17.39  
 Agriculture 13 56.52   15 65.21  
 Other 2 8.70   2 8.70  
Self-reported socio-economic status
 Lower-class 14 60.87   14 60.87  
 Middle-class 9 39.13   9 39.13  
Ethnicity
 Brahman 2 8.70   0 0  
 Chhetri 8 34.78   11 47.83  
 Janajati 8 34.78   7 30.43  
 Dalit 5 21.74   5 21.74  
Marital status
 Never married 2 8.70   3 13.04  
 Married 20 86.95   19 82.61  
 Single (divorced or widowed) 1 4.35   1 4.35  
  1. 1Gender is the only significant between-groups difference, X2 = (1, N = 46) = 4.8, p < .05