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Table 2 Evolution throughout the 4 weeks for anxiety, relaxation, concentration and mastery over the technique variables

From: Does Jacobson’s relaxation technique reduce consumption of psychotropic and analgesic drugs in cancer patients? A multicenter pre–post intervention study

  Number Mean 95%CI
Level of anxiety prior to the session
 Day of the intervention 266 3.99 3.63–4.34
  Week 1 254 3.87 3.54–4.20
  Week 2 257 3.52 3.25–3.79
  Week 3 254 3.35 3.08–3.63
  Week 4 254 3.26 2.98–3.54
Level of relaxation achieved
 Day of the intervention 266 5.19 4.88–5.49
  Week 1 254 3.70 3.52–3.88
  Week 2 257 5.46 5.28–5.64
  Week 3 254 6.12 5.95–6.28
  Week 4 254 6.55 6.38–6.72
Level of concentration during the exercises
 Day of the intervention 266 4.11 3.85–4.36
 Week 1 254 3.33 3.15–3.50
 Week 2 257 4.51 4.32–4.70
 Week 3 254 5.17 4.98–5.36
 Week 4 254 5.74 5.57–5.92
Mastery over the technique
 Day of the intervention 266 3.28 3.06–3.49
  Week 1 254 3.83 3.63–4.03
  Week 2 257 4.29 4.07–4.51
  Week 3 254 4.98 4.78–5.18
  Week 4 254 5.48 5.29–5.67
Confidence in its usefulness
 Day of the intervention 266 5.95 5.73–6.18
  Week 1 254 6.20 5.98–6.42
  Week 2 257 6.27 6.06–6.48
  Week 3 254 6.59 6.39–6.79
  Week 4 254 6.86 6.66–7.05
  1. CI Confidence Interval