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Table 5 Anxiety and depression scores of SLE patients in control and therapy groups over time

From: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy improves quality of life, depression, anxiety and coping in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a controlled randomized clinical trial

Domain Time Control (n = 43) Therapy (n = 37) Inter-group P*
Median (Min-Max) Median (Min-Max)
Anxiety T1 6.0 (1.0–16.0) 9.0 (.0–20.0) 0.340
T2 8.0 (1.0–18.0) 6.0 (1.0–16.0) 0.019
Intra-group P** 0.132 < 0.001  
Depression T1 5.0 (1.0–16.0) 8.0 (.0–14.0) 0.264
T2 7.0 (1.0–17.0) 4.0 (.0–14.0) 0.022
Intra-group P** 0.081 < 0.001  
  1. HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (Range: 0–21 by domain)
  2. *Mann-Whitney test; **Wilcoxon test
  3. P < 0.05 significant