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Table 2 Comparison of stress, anxiety and depression between study groups

From: Effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on mood, sleep quality and quality of life in menopausal women: a randomized controlled trial

Variable Counseling group (n = 43) Control group (n = 43) P-value
Mean (SD) Median (Per 25 to 75)§ Mean (SD) Median (Per 25 to 75)¥
Depression
 Before intervention 6.24 (1.88) 6.00 (5.00 to 7.00) 6.07 (1.57) 6.00 (5.00 to 7.00) 0.611*
 After intervention 1.98 (1.59) 2.00 (1.00 to 3.00) 3.59 (1.91) 3.00 (2.00 to 5.00) < 0.001*
 Intra-group comparison (P-value)¥ < 0.001 < 0.001  
Anxiety
 Before intervention 6.89 (1.82) 7.00 (6.00 to 8.00) 6.38 (1.47) 6.00 (5.00 to 8.00) 0.189*
 After intervention 2.66 (1.28) 3.00 (2.00 to 4.00) 4.19 (1.85) 4.00 (2.00 to 6.00) < 0.001
 Intra-group comparison (P-value)¥ < 0.001 < 0.001  
Stress
 Before intervention 8.73 (1.55) 9.00 (8.00 to 9.00) 8.89 (1.08) 9.00 (8.00 to 9.00) 0.878*
 After intervention 2.91 (1.62) 3.00 (2.00 to 4.00) 5.61 (1.49) 5.00 (5.00 to 7.00) < 0.001
 Intra-group comparison (P-value)¥ < 0.001 < 0.001  
  1. *Mann Whitney U test; Independent t-test; Mean (Standard Deviation); §Median (Percentile 25 to Percentile 75);
  2. ¥ Wilcoxon test