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Table 3 Association between pre-HT anxiety and depression score and pre-HT mood color choice

From: Mood color choice helps to predict response to hypnotherapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

   95% confidence interval  
Mood color (n = 82) Mean score Lower limit Upper limit p value
Anxiety     
Positive (n = 13) 10.31 8.52 12.09 ANOVA:
f (2,79) = 3.476; p = 0.036
Neutral (n = 31) 11.23 9.64 12.81  
Negative (n = 38) 13.45 11.86 15.04  
Depression     
Positive (n = 13) 4.62 2.83 6.40 ANOVA:
f (2,79) = 12.287; p < 0.001
Neutral (n = 31) 5.87 4.82 6.92  
Negative (n = 38) 9.13 7.85 10.41  
  1. Out of a total of 156 patients, one patient failed to complete the HAD questionnaire satisfactorily and had to be omitted from the analysis and 73 patients chose no color at all.