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Table 4 Mean scores of psychological effects between intervention and control group at baseline until 3rd follow ups

From: Effect of chemotherapy counseling by pharmacists on quality of life and psychological outcomes of oncology patients in Malaysia: a randomized control trial

Variables Baseline 1th follow-up 2nd follow-up 3rd follow-up Effect of intervention Statistics
Mean ± SD Mean differences (95% CI)
Psychological effect Depression
 Intervention Group 1.40 ± 1.06 0.77 ± 0.83 0.56 ± 0.88 0.61 ± 0.87 −0.56, (−0.85–0.27) 0.000
 Control group 1.28 ± 1.03 1.36 ± 1.00 1.43 ± 0.95 1.53 ± 1.00 0  
Anxiety
 Intervention Group 2.14 ± 0.80 1.80 ± 0.92 1.22 ± 1.02 1.20 ± 0.94 −0.31, (−0.59–0.03) 0.028
 Control group 1.98 ± 0.93 1.90 ± 0.98 1.86 ± 1.00 1.88 ± 0.98 0