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Table 3 Comparisons of pregnancy-related anxiety questionnaire and sub-scale scores

From: Effects of needs-based education for prenatal anxiety in advanced multiparas: a randomized controlled trial

Scores Intervention group (n = 43) Control group (n = 43) Pre-test Post-test
Pre-test Post-test t P Pre-test Post-test t P t P t P
PAQ 22.42 ± 4.42 19.28 ± 2.74 8.01a < 0.001 21.86 ± 3.75 21.07 ± 3.38 1.04a 0.304 −0.63b 0.530 4.21b < 0.001
anxiety of self 8.56 ± 1.70 8.93 ± 1.33 −2.28a 0.028 7.91 ± 1.63 9.14 ± 1.70 −13.23a < 0.001 −1.94b 0.053 0.64b 0.527
anxiety of child health 9.76 ± 2.91 6.27 ± 1.26 9.47a < 0.001 9.93 ± 2.40 8.34 ± 2.00 9.11a < 0.001 0.61b 0.544 5.75b < 0.001
anxiety of giving birth 4.09 ± 1.17 4.07 ± 0.94 0.24a 0.812 4.02 ± 1.22 4.58 ± 0.93 −4.60a < 0.001 0.00b 0.996 2.54b 0.013
  1. PAQ refers to the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Questionnaire
  2. a Paired sample t test
  3. b Two sample t test