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Table 3 HAD scores at baseline, after four weeks and after eight weeks of treatment

From: Effects of an integrative treatment, therapeutic acupuncture and conventional treatment in alleviating psychological distress in primary care patients - a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

HAD IT (n = 40) TA (n = 40) CT (n = 40) IT-TA-CT IT-CT TA-CT IT-TA
  Mean SD Median Mean SD Median Mean SD Median p-value1 p-value2 p-value2 p-value2
Anxiety              
Baseline 9.75 5.24 9.50 11.58 4.74 12.00 11.65 4.57 12.00 0.197 0.105 0.877 0.138
4 weeks 7.54 4.34 6.00 7.97 4.18 7.97 10.18 4.16 10.19 0.005 0.005 0.006 0.446
8 weeks 5.40 3.99 5.00 6.94 4.14 6.47 10.35 4.43 11.00 0.000 0.000 0.001 0.093
Depression              
Baseline 7.61 3.63 7.00 7.65 4.23 8.00 7.48 4.21 8.00 0.991 0,965 0.870 0.969
4 weeks 6.12 3.41 6.00 5.38 3.71 5.38 7.44 3.59 7.42 0.006 0,034 0.002 0.228
8 weeks 3.81 2.73 4.00 4.11 3.04 4.00 7.47 3.66 7.47 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.625
  1. HAD: Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale. 1Nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis test, 2Mann-Whitney-U’s test, p-values less than 0,05 are shown in bold.