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Table 7 Association between post-HT symptom severity, non-colonic and quality of life scores and post-HT mood color choice

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

Mood color (n = 87) Mean score 95% confidence interval p value
   Lower limit Upper limit  
Symptom severity     
Positive (n = 53) 169.23 142.13 196.32 ANOVA:
f (2,84) = 4.591; p = 0.013
Neutral (n = 26) 207.77 160.96 254.58  
Negative (n = 8) 290.88 153.95 427.80  
Non-colonic     
Positive (n = 53) 158.85 137.02 180.68 ANOVA:
f (2,84) = 3.879; p = 0.024;
Neutral (n = 26) 158.04 122.97 193.11  
Negative (n = 8) 249.13 135.06 363.19  
Quality of life     
Positive (n = 53) 156.34 135.85 176.83 ANOVA:
f (2,84) = 4.528; p = 0.014
Neutral (n = 26) 184.85 154.40 215.29  
Negative (n = 8) 241.13 148.90 333.35  
  1. Out of a total of 156 patients, 20 were non-finishers and 49 patients chose no color at all.