Table 4

Comparison of massage group and control group for both Spielberger STAI scores and changes in STAI score from baseline, at post treatment assessments.

Time point

Massage group

Control group

p-value


Mean

sd

n

Mean

Sd

N


Baseline score

13.3

4.16

50

12.0

4.15

47

0.139 NS


Immediately post treatment score

9.72

3.43

47

12.2

5.15

47

Change from baseline

3.57

3.02

47

0.00

3.39

44

0.000


1 hour post treatment score

10.5

3.90

50

12.8

5.06

47

Change from baseline

2.74

3.10

50

-0.28

3.43

43

0.000


Seers et al. BMC Nursing 2008 7:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-7-10

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