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Table 2 Comparison of anxiety, depression, and marital satisfaction scores between two groups by three times

From: Marital communication skills training to promote marital satisfaction and psychological health during pregnancy: a couple focused approach

 Mean (SD) Time/ Group
 Intervention Group (n = 27)Control Group (n = 27)SigaFbSigbFcSigc
Anxiety
 At Intake8.33 (4.67)7.74 (4.18)ns14.21<.0014.94.03
 After 1 month4.29 (2.35)7.22 (4.90).007
 After 3 month3.25 (2.87)6.77 (3.96).001
Depression
 At Intake2.88 (2.75)4.40 (5.37)ns4.88.037.14.01
 After 1 month1.66 (1.86)3.14 (4.07)ns
 After 3 month0.74 (1.16)3.81 (4.48).001
Marital satisfaction
 At Intake155.25 (21.09)152.55 (22.27)ns9.30.0044.93.04
 After 1 month170.00 (15.98)159.44 (21.80)<.05
 After 3 month177.18 (17.33)160.22 (23.02).003
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, sig significance, ns not significant
  2. a: Results of t test
  3. b: Results of repeated measures analysis of variance (RMANOVA)
  4. c test of within subject effect
  5. b test of between subject effect