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Table 2 Changes in score on depression scales from baseline in PSD subjects

From: A pilot controlled trial of a combination of dense cranial electroacupuncture stimulation and body acupuncture for post-stroke depression

Variables n-CEA DCEAS Slope Intercept
(n = 20) (n = 23) F P F P
HAMD-17    0.031 0.860 3.223 0.074
 Week 1 -0.1 ± 1.9 -1.9 ± 2.3**     
 Week 2 -6.5 ± 1.9 -6.8 ± 2.3     
 Week 4 -11.2 ± 1.9 -11.6 ± 2.3     
CGI-S    3.716 0.056 14.220 <0.001
 Week 1 0.1 ± 0.3 -0.3 ± 0.3**     
 Week 2 -0.7 ± 0.3 -0.8 ± 0.3     
 Week 4 -1.4 ± 0.3 -1.7 ± 0.3**     
BI    24.101 <0.001   
 Week 1 0.1 ± 1.2 0.0 ± 0.8     
 Week 2 1.3 ± 1.2 0.7 ± 0.8     
 Week 4 3.9 ± 1.2 1.8 ± 0.8**     
  1. aOverall and between-group P values were obtained from linear mixed-effects model analysis and student t-test, respectively. **P< 0.01 compared to n-CEA group.
  2. BI Barthel Index, CGI-S Clinical Global Impression-Severity, DCEAS Dense Cranial Electroacupuncture Stimulation, HAMD-17 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, n-CEA Non-invasive Cranial Electroacupuncture, PSD Post-stroke Depression.