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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants included in the study

From: Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial

Measure Treatment group (n = 25) Control group (n = 25) Total sample (n = 50)
Age M (SD) 42.71 (12.49) 43.41 (14.57) 43.04 (13.37)
PSWQ 61.88 (11.21) 57.95 (10.29) 60.00 (10.84)
GAD-Q-IV 10.01 (2.20) 9.92 (2.24) 9.87 (2.19)
MADRS-S 24.04 (7.46) 20.77 (7.35) 22.48 (7.51)
PSQI 10.58 (3.92) 9.73 (3.49) 10.17 (3.70)
DERS 101.67 (20.18) 97.64 (20.33) 99.74 (20.13)
MAAS 2.98 (0.65) 3.64 (0.79) 3.29 (0.78)
Sex % (n) % (n) % (n)
Female 72 (18) 68 (17) 70 (35)
Male 28 (7) 32 (8) 30 (15)
Medication    
Yes 32 (8) 48 (12) 40 (20)
No 68 (17) 52 (13) 60 (30)
Psychotherapy    
Yes 32 (8) 36 (9) 34 (17)
No 68 (17) 64 (16) 66 (33)
  1. Note. PSWQ = Penn State Worry Questionnaire; GAD-Q-IV = Dimensional scoring from the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire; MADRS-S = Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale; PSQI = Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; DERS = Dysfunctional Emotional Regulation Scale – Total mean score; MAAS: Mindful Attention and Awareness Scale; Medication: intends regular use of anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs (yes/no); Psychotherapy: intends ongoing treatment with psychotherapist (yes/no)