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Table 2 Means (SDs) of outcome variables at baseline, 1- and 3-month follow-up in the intervention and control groups for the whole sample

From: The effect of a behavioral activation program on improving mental and physical health complaints associated with radiation stress among mothers in Fukushima: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention Control
Baseline (N = 18) 1-month (N = 17) 3-month (N = 17) Baseline (N = 19) 1-month (N = 17) 3-month (N = 17)
mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD)
Psychological distress 5.8 (3.8) 4.0 (2.4) 5.6 (4.7) 10.0 (3.9) 10.6 (5.6) 10.4 (5.6)
Physical symptoms 17.1 (4.7) 16.1 (4.5) 17.2 (4.6) 20.1 (4.1) 21.5 (5.8) 20.2 (5.8)b
Radiation anxiety 16.4 (4.8) 14.5 (4.0) 15.2 (4.4) 18.7 (5.1) 18.4 (5.6) 18.2 (5.2)
Liveliness 24.8 (6.7)a 28.0 (5.5) 27.5 (6.0) 22.7 (4.8) 23.8 (7.2) 20.8 (5.4)
Life satisfaction 58.5 (25.2) 68.5 (21.3) 68.7 (25.5) 39.2 (15.9) 39.5 (21.6) 39.3 (21.3)
  1. aThe number of respondents was 17
  2. bThe number of respondents was 16