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Table 4 Comparisons of blood pressure and heart rate

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

Parameters 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
SBP 113.23 ± 9.28 108.91 ± 10.59 2.06a 0.04 112.85 ± 10.08 116.75 ± 9.34 −1.86a 0.06 −0.18b 0.791 3.64b <0.001
DBP 72.15 ± 7.70 76.79 ± 8.48 −2.66a 0.009 72.27 ± 7.14 77.60 ± 8.29 −3.19a 0.002 0.07b 0.995 0.44b 0.691
HR 79.06 ± 8.86 75.09 ± 9.30 2.04a 0.04 78.64 ± 7.80 80.23 ± 10.39 −0.80a 0.42 −0.23b 0.819 2.39b 0.016
  1. SBP, DEP and HR refer to the systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate, respectively
  2. a Paired sample t test
  3. b Two sample t test