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Table 2 Comparisons of SAS, SDS at the baseline and 2 weeks post-RT between two groups (n = 178)

From: The benefits of psychosocial interventions for cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

  Baseline 2 weeks post-RT
  IG (n = 89) CON (n = 89)    IG (n = 89) CON (n = 89)   
  Mean(SD) Mean(SD) t value p value Mean(SD) Mean(SD) t value p value
SAS scores 53.73(11.88) 52.63(9.21) 0.689 0.492 48.78(8.95) 55.69(10.01) −4.85 <0.001
SDS scores 55.44(9.18) 54.53(8.30) 0.693 0.489 51.48(7.54) 59.05(9.41) −5.92 <0.001
  1. Abbreviations: IG intervention group, CON control group, SD standard deviation; RT, radiation treatment, SAS Self-rating Anxiety Scale, SDS Self-rating Depression Scale.