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Table 3 Changes in mean WebNeuro scores by group at weeks 0, 12 and 24 (mean, SD)

From: Transcendental Meditation for the improvement of health and wellbeing in community-dwelling dementia caregivers [TRANSCENDENT]: a randomised wait-list controlled trial

WebNeuro scores TM group (n = 8) WLC group (n = 9) Mean difference between groups at week 12a Mean difference between groups at week 24a
Baseline Week 12 Week 24 Baseline Week 12 Week 24
Stress 4.50 (2.05) 5.68 (1.60) 5.87 (1.98) 4.06 (1.59) 4.61 (1.22) 5.06 (1.18) 0.82 (1.93) 0.63 (2.92)
Depression 5.13 (2.33) 5.38 (2.08) 5.81 (1.81) 5.00 (2.02) 5.44 (1.36) 5.44 (1.45) −0.13 (2.82) 0.31 (2.73)
Anxiety 5.44 (2.31) 5.44 (2.21) 5.69 (1.98) 4.83 (2.75) 6.17 (1.46) 5.56 (2.08) −1.10 (2.07)* −0.12 (3.16)
Negativity bias 2.63 (2.74) 3.63 (3.02) 3.81 (2.52) 2.11 (1.32) 2.17 (1.20) 2.22 (1.23) 0.97 (2.06) 1.19 (2.22)*
Emotional resilience 5.81 (1.81) 5.88 (2.00) 5.81 (2.93) 5.50 (2.82) 5.50 (2.39) 5.17 (2.14) 0.17 (3.28) 0.51 (4.82)
Social skills 6.94 (1.24) 6.75 (2.58) 6.56 (2.43) 5.72 (2.49) 5.89 (2.09) 5.11 (1.50) −0.12 (3.64) 0.80 (3.64)
Response speed 4.07 (2.54) 3.81 (2.89) 5.00 (2.80) 6.88 (2.84) 6.63 (2.88) 6.94 (2.48) −0.45 (5.46) −2.26 (5.36)
Impulsivity 4.29 (2.69) 4.21 (2.86) 4.57 (2.49) 5.94 (2.99) 6.67 (2.54) 6.83 (2.37) −1.18 (4.95) −1.41 (4.93)
Attention & concentration 4.50 (2.04) 2.36 (1.97) 3.86 (2.14) 3.17 (2.54) 3.50 (2.86) 4.33 (2.50) −2.18 (4.12)* −1.28 (4.23)
Information processing efficiency 3.13 (2.28) 3.25 (2.65) 3.88 (2.08) 3.89 (2.06) 5.61 (2.32) 5.06 (2.48) −2.01 (4.79) −1.04 (4.79)
Memory 4.29 (1.72) 4.13 (2.83) 3.25 (2.16) 4.67 (1.87) 4.83 (2.33) 4.61 (2.73) −1.17 (3.51) −1.62 (4.13)
Executive function 4.42 (3.26) 5.75 (3.05) 4.38 (2.72) 5.11 (2.52) 4.94 (2.31) 5.61 (2.26) 1.51 (4.02) −0.50 (3.73)
Emotion identification 4.07 (2.20) 4.50 (1.95) 4.94 (1.45) 3.44 (1.21) 4.61 (3.38) 4.67 (2.02) −0.66 (4.92) −0.06 (3.20)
Emotion bias 4.63 (2.68) 4.69 (2.32) 5.00 (1.75) 4.00 (1.99) 4.72 (3.48) 5.11 (1.41) −0.63 (4.23) −0.37 (2.59)
  1. TM Transcendental Meditation®, WLC wait-list control.
  2. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05.
  3. aControlling for baseline values.