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Table 2 The pretest and post-test of the PSS, EPDS, and FFMQ

From: Assessing the effectiveness of mindfulness-based programs on mental health during pregnancy and early motherhood - a randomized control trial

Variables Intervention group (n = 39) Comparison Group (n = 35)
Pretest Post-test Change Pretest Post-test Change
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
PSS 15.41 5.74 11.64 6.13 −3.77 13.80 6.00 14.29 5.23 0.49
EPDS 9.49 3.95 6.51 4.51 −2.98 8.74 4.46 8.77 3.41 0.03
FFMQ 130.38 14.16 139.67 16.88 9.29 136.06 14.58 137.66 16.39 1.60
 Observing 29.33 4.68 30.90 5.20 1.57 29.29 4.27 29.66 6.72 0.37
 Describing 26.33 5.10 28.92 6.15 2.59 28.34 5.17 29.00 5.46 0.66
 Awareness 28.00 4.01 28.87 4.56 0.87 29.54 3.40 29.91 4.34 0.37
 Non-judging 23.54 4.10 25.85 5.07 2.31 26.00 4.98 27.06 3.61 1.06
 Non-reactivity 23.18 3.83 25.13 4.27 1.95 22.89 3.39 22.03 4.51 −0.86
  1. PSS Perceived Stress Scale, EPDS Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, FFMQ Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire