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Table 3 Comparing mean (sd) scores for DASS-depression, DASS-anxiety and DASS-stress subscales between experimental group (n = 60) and control group (n = 58) (repeated measure anova)

From: Effects of short duration stress management training on self-perceived depression, anxiety and stress in male automotive assembly workers: a quasi-experimental study

   Experimental group n = 60 Control group n = 58   
DASS-depression subscales Time Mean (SD) Mean (SD) F stat. (df)a p value
Dysphoria Pre 1.0 (0.59) 0.7 (0.78) 6.810
(1;116)
0.010
  Post 0.6 (0.61) 0.8 (0.83)   
Devaluation of Life Pre 0.8 (1.06) 0.9 (1.14) 1.659
(1;116)
0.200
  Post 0.6 (0.82) 1.0 (1.27)   
Hopelessness Pre 0.6 (0.62) 0.8 (0.92) 0.811
(1;116)
0.370
  Post 0.4 (0.52) 0.7 (0.87)   
Self Deprecation Pre 0.8 (0.70) 0.8 (0.81) 3.201
(1;116)
0.076
  Post 0.6 (0.62) 0.8 (0.80)   
Anhedonia Pre 0.8 (0.77) 0.6 (0.73) 0.874
(1;116)
0.352
  Post 0.6 (0.76) 0.6 (0.77)   
Inertia Pre 1.1 (0.71) 1.0 (0.79) 0.882
(1;116)
0.350
  Post 0.9 (0.65) 0.8 (0.87)   
DASS-anxiety subscales      
Subjective Anxiety Pre 0.7 (0.89) 0.7 (0.12) 7.058
(1;116)
0.007
  Post 0.5 (0.77) 1.2 (1.30)   
Situational Anxiety Pre 1.0 (0.76) 1.2 (1.02) 4.009
(1;116)
0.048
  Post 0.8 (0.62) 1.3 (0.96)   
Skeletal Muscle Effect Pre 0.5 (0.68) 0.5 (0.82) 0.469
(1;116)
0.495
  Post 0.3 (0.54) 0.5 (0.68)   
Autonomic Arousal Pre 2.2 (1.58) 2.4 (1.68) 3.791
(1;116)
0.054
  Post 1.3 (1.43) 2.1 (1.64)   
DASS-stress subscales      
Difficulty Relaxing Pre 1.9 (1.14) 1.8 (1.38) 0.102
(1;116)
0.750
  Post 1.6 (0.72) 1.5 (1.22)   
Nervous Arousal Pre 0.9 (0.77) 1.0 (0.90) 5.778
(1;116)
0.018
  Post 0.6 (0.59) 1.1 (0.81)   
Easily Upset Pre 1.0 (0.68) 1.6 (0.81) 4.042
(1;116)
0.047
  Post 0.9 (0.70) 1.1 (0.97)   
Irritable Pre 1.9 (1.16) 2.3 (1.41) 0.127
(1;116)
0.722
  Post 1.4 (1.03) 1.9 (1.51)   
  1. a time and group interaction effect